Neville to be charged with assault

Neville Neville, the father of footballers Gary and Phil, is to be charged with sexual assault, the Crown Prosecution Service said today.

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Neville Neville 'strenuously denies' allegation

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.

I am instructed to test the propriety of the decision to charge and Mr Neville intends to defend the allegation vehemently.

Please respect the family's privacy at this difficult time.

– Simon McKay, Neville Neville's solicitor-advocate

Neville Neville to face sex charges

Prosecutors say the father of Premier League and England footballers Gary and Phil Neville will be charged with sexual assault. Neville Neville who is 63, will appear at Bury and Rochdale Magistrates' Court on June 12.

"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."

– Nazir Afzal, Crown Prosecution Service

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