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Father of Gary and Phil Neville to face sexual assault charge


Neville Neville

Neville Neville

Neville Neville

THE father of Premier League and England footballers Gary and Phil Neville will be charged with sexual assault.

Neville Neville, 63, is accused of sexually assaulting a 46-year-old woman in March, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

Nazir Afzal from the CPS said: "Greater Manchester Police has investigated an allegation of sexual assault by Neville Neville in March 2013.

"I have reviewed all the evidence that they have gathered and have authorised the police to charge him with one count of sexual assault by penetration against a 46-year-old woman."

He will appear at Bury and Rochdale Magistrates' Court on June 12.

Neville was arrested in March by police investigating the alleged assault in the Greenmount area of Bury.

It is claimed to have taken place in the early hours of March 23.

As well as working as an agent for his sons, outgoing Everton captain Phil and former Manchester United captain, Gary - now an England coach and pundit, Neville Neville is a former director of League One side Bury FC.

He was also a sportsman in his own right, and played for Greenmount in the Bolton Cricket League in the 1980s.

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