Neville brothers father in court

The father of Premier League and England footballers Gary and Phil Neville is due to appear in court today charged with sexual assault. His solicitor says he "strenuously denies the allegation".

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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.


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 accused of sexually assaulting 46-year-old

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 against a 46-year-old woman.

He has been bailed to appear at Bury and Rochdale Magistrates’ Court on 12 June 2013.

– Nazir Afzal, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS North West
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