'Bar scuffle' case dropped against former Manchester United boss David Moyes
Both parties are cleared after an accusation is made against the manager
Wednesday 30 July 2014
Former Manchester United manager David Moyes is no longer being investigated by the police after an alleged scuffle in a Lancashire bar in May.
Moyes was reportedly spoken to after Mr. Josh Gillibrand, a 23-year-old builder, claimed he was assaulted at the Emporium wine bar in Clitheroe.
The 51-year-old's account was corroborated by witnesses, however, who said the former Everton manager was verbally abused by a group of young adults upon entering the popular bar.
It has been suggested that Moyes, who was linked with the job at Galatasaray earlier this year, had been meeting up with his friend, Blackburn Rovers director Derek Shaw.
Lancashire Police, after investigating accusation, have since said no further action will be taken against either party.
A spokesman for the force said: "After careful consideration of all the circumstances in this case it has been decided that no further action will be taken against anyone.
"A thorough investigation has been carried out and everyone identified as having been involved in this incident or having witnessed it have provided accounts to the police.
"All these accounts were given voluntarily, it has not been necessary to arrest any person.
"These accounts have been considered and it has been decided that this is the most appropriate course of action."
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