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Gary Neville cries as father cleared of sexual assault

Former England footballer Gary Neville cried in court as his father was cleared of sexual assault.

Read: Neville Neville has been found not guilty of sexual assault

Gary Neville outside Bolton Crown Court. Credit: Press Association.

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.

Asked for a comment outside the courtroom, Neville said: "I can't say anything right now. Maybe later." His son Gary stepped in and said: "Dad, come on. He won't be saying anything."


Neville brothers' father in court on sex assault charge

Neville Neville pictured outside a court in June this year. Credit: PA

The father of former Premier League and England footballers Gary and Phil Neville will appear in court today charged with a sex assault.

Neville Neville, 63, is charged with performing a sex act on a woman without her consent.

The alleged assault is said to have taken place on March 23 at Greenmount in Bury, Greater Manchester.

After a previous court hearing his solicitor advocate, Simon McKay, said: "He denies the allegation fully. Beyond this, because the matter is proceeding to trial, there can be no further comment."

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

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.