– Simon McKay, Neville Neville's solicitor-advocate
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.
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".