Neville Neville held over sex claim
Published 26/03/2013 | 16:12
The father and agent of Premier League and England footballers Gary and Phil Neville has been arrested on suspicion of indecent assault, police sources confirmed.
Neville Neville, 63, was questioned on Sunday by detectives from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) investigating an alleged sexual assault in Bury in the early hours of Saturday morning.
He has since been bailed pending further inquiries.
The alleged victim is understood to be an adult woman.
A spokeswoman for GMP 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.
"Inquiries are ongoing."
As well as representing the interests of his sons, Everton captain Phil and former Manchester United captain, Gary - now an England coach and pundit, Mr Neville is a former director of League One side Bury FC.
He is well known and greatly admired in Bury for his efforts to keep the club afloat when it experienced financial difficulties.
Mr Neville is also a noted sportsman in his own right, playing for Greenmount in the Bolton Cricket League in the 1980s.