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Neville father cleared of sexual assault

Neville Neville Credit: PA Images

The father of former England footballers Gary and Phil Neville has been cleared of sexually assaulting a woman.

Neville Neville, 64, admitted he engaged in sexual activity with the middle-aged complainant in her car just 20 yards from his house but said it was consensual.

The woman told a jury at Bolton Crown Court that Neville drunkenly forced himself upon her.

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Nevilles father in court

Neville Neville leaves court Credit: Ashley Derricott

Neville Neville, the father of footballers Gary and Phil, leaves Bury Magistrates Court having appeared charged with sexually assaulting a woman in March this year. Mr Neville, 63, confirmed his name, age and address before being granted bail to appear before Bolton Crown Court on July 1.

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Neville Neville bailed until May

The 63-year-old man thought to be Neville Neville was bailed until May pending further police enquiries.

Neville Neville in the stands at Everton v Manchester United in 2010. Credit: Empics

Mr Neville's two sons Gary and Phil both played football for Manchester United and England while daughter Tracey played netball for England.

He is a former director of Bury Football Club, where wife Jill is still club secretary.

Neville Neville attends son Gary's wedding in 2007. Credit: Empics
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Gary Neville's father Neville 'arrested' on suspicion of indecent assault

Neville Neville, left, watches an Everton match with son Gary, right, in 2011. Credit: PA

A man arrested on suspicion of indecent assault is believed to be Neville Neville, the father of former England footballers Gary and Phil, ITV News understands.

Police said they arrested a 63-year-old man after reports of an incident in Bury in the early hours of Saturday.