Wednesday 22 November 2017

Neville Neville on trial for sexual assault

Jenn Selby

Neville Neville, the father of former England football stars Gary and Phil Neville, will go on trial for alleged sexual assault today.

The agent, 63, of Larkfield Close, Bury stands accused of attacking a 46-year-old woman in Bury, Greater Manchester, in March 2013 by sexually penetrating her with his finger without her consent.

The trial, which starts at Bolton Crown Court later today, is scheduled to last up to four days.

Neville has denied the accusation.

He was charged in May this year and appeared before Magistrates on 12 June.

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

"I have authorised the police to charge him with one count of sexual assault by penetration against a 46-year-old woman.

"This decision is made in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

His lawyer Simon McKay stated: "I confirm Mr Neville has been charged with sexual assault.

"In response to the CPS's swift and public statement, I wish to state clearly that he strenuously denies the allegation.

"Mr Neville intends to defend the allegation vehemently. Please respect the family's privacy at this difficult time."

Neville is the former commercial director and manager of Bury Football Club.

As well as working as an agent for his two sons Phil and Gary – now an England coach and a TV pundit respectively – Neville is the former commercial director and manager of Bury Football Club.

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