Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Neville Brothers' Dad Is Arrested on Suspicion of Indecent Assault ; Pub Worker Claims Sex Attack Took Place Former Football Director, 63, Is Bailed

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Neville Brothers' Dad Is Arrested on Suspicion of Indecent Assault ; Pub Worker Claims Sex Attack Took Place Former Football Director, 63, Is Bailed

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NEVILLE Neville, father of footballers Gary and Phil, has been arrested on suspicion of indecent assault. The 63-year-old was questioned on Sunday by detectives investigating an alleged sexual assault in Bury in the early hours of Saturday.

It is understood that the alleged attack happened close to Mr Neville's house in the North Manor area of Bury.

He is said to have accepted a lift home from a member of staff at a pub he had been drinking in.

When they pulled up at the address he is accused of carrying out the assault.

The alleged victim is thought to have contacted friends before reporting the matter to police the following day.

They arrested Mr Neville and interviewed him at an unnamed police station before he was released on bail.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "Police are investigating a sexual assault which happened in the early hours of Saturday, March 23, 2013, in the North Manor area of Bury.

"A 63-year-old man from Bury was arrested on suspicion of indecent assault and has been bailed till May pending further inquiries. …

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