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Police are probing alleged Roy Keane road rage incident with taxi driver

By Mark O'Regan

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed they are trying to establish the exact circumstances surrounding an alleged incident involving Roy Keane and a taxi driver.

The taxi driver Fateh Kerar (44) claims he was left "shaking and terrified" after the confrontation with Mr Keane.

It is understood police received a report yesterday morning "that a man had behaved aggressively towards another man".

It is also believed a number of onlookers witnessed the incident, which occurred near the Unicorn pub on Ashley Road, Altrincham.

Speaking last night, Mr Kerar described the incident as "scary", adding that he was "just working at the time".

He said the incident occurred when he and his female passenger recognised the former Ireland captain when they stopped at a cash machine. "I said 'hello' to him, then said 'smile'."

He said Roy then drove behind them as they entered Altrincham and, as they got to the traffic lights, he stopped beside them.

He then looked at them, before getting out of his car in the middle of the road, he added.

It is also believed a number of onlookers witnessed the incident, which occurred near the Unicorn pub on Ashley Road, Altrincham.

In November Keane was involved in a disagreement with a fan in the Ireland team hotel after which the man received medical attention.

The incident occurred at the Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links, where the Ireland football team were staying ahead of a match against Scotland.

A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said: "At 11.30am police were called to Ashley Road, Altrincham, to a report that a man had behaved aggressively towards another man.

"An investigation is under way to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the incident."

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