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Carlisle Utd assistant manager charged with bribery

Blues assistant Tommy Wright has been charged with bribery offences Photo: Carlisle United

Carlisle United's assistant manager Tommy Wright has been accused of taking bribes.

The 52-year-old will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 24 September alongside two other men.

City of London Police say Wright is charged with two counts of accepting a bribe.

In the statement, the force said: "In September 2016, the City of London Police were provided information by a national newspaper about various football agents who were thought to be facilitating bribes with individuals at football clubs, between May and September 2016.

"The information was reviewed by detectives and a criminal investigation was launched in November 2016.

"The three men were interviewed on a voluntary basis between December 2016 and April 2017."

Wright was assistant manager at Barnsley at the time of the alleged offences.