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Carlos Tevez will appear in court on April 3 charged with driving offences

Tevez handed April court date after being charged with driving offences

By
Graeme Yorke

PUBLISHED:

17:41 GMT, 13 March 2013

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UPDATED:

18:03 GMT, 13 March 2013

Carlos Tevez has been charged with driving offences and will appear in court next month.

The Manchester City striker arrived at a police station on Wednesday afternoon as he faces further issues with driving in England.

He has now been charged with driving while disqualified and driving without insurance. He will appear at Macclesfield Magistrates' Court on April 3.

Tevez was arrested last week on
suspicion of driving while disqualified, having been banned in January
after pleading guilty to counts of failing to furnish information
relating to incidents in which one of his vehicles was caught speeding.

Visit: Carlos Tevez (pictured at the back of the people carrier) arrives at the police station

Visit: Carlos Tevez (pictured at the back of the people carrier) arrives at the police station

Visit: Carlos Tevez (pictured at the back of the people carrier) arrives at the police station

If found guilty of the latest alleged offence, Tevez could face a six-month prison term.

Earlier today, he arrived in the back of a black people carrier at Cheshire Constabulary Custody Suite in Middlewich.

Tevez will be represented in his driving case by a lawyer who Manchester City staff have dubbed ‘Merlin the Magician’ because of his immaculate record of defending the Barclays Premier League champions’ players from alleged motoring offences.

Tevez’s solicitor Gywn Lewis has been labelled a magician by the club because of his ability to make ‘many worrying cases disappear’, according to law firm Burton Copeland’s website.

Driving force: Carlos Tevez was at City's Carrington training base this afternoon

Driving force: Carlos Tevez was at City's Carrington training base this afternoon

Banned: Tevez was disqualified from driving for speeding offences

Banned: Tevez was disqualified from driving for speeding offences

The Manchester-based law firm’s
website says of the solicitor: 'In an area of law where detail is
paramount, “Merlin the Magician” as he is called by personnel at
Manchester City Football Club for whom he regularly acts, has made many
worrying cases disappear.'

Lewis
is also described by his employers as someone who, over the past 20
years, 'has concentrated on his passion for defending motorists' and
'has developed a track record of unrivalled success, ranging from minor
speeding, traffic light and mobile phone infringements to the most
serious cases of drink driving and death by dangerous driving.'

Former City stars Joey Barton, Shaun
Wright-Phillips and Danny Mills have written testimonials on Burton
Copeland’s specialist website drivingoffences.com

Dazzling: Carlos Tevez scored a hat-trick in City's FA Cup tie against Barnsley

Dazzling: Carlos Tevez scored a hat-trick in City's FA Cup tie against Barnsley

Wright-Phillips wrote: 'I had need to call upon the services of drivingoffence.com and in particular Gwyn Lewis.

'I can say that I am more than happy with the thoroughly professional way in which they brought my matters to a successful conclusion.'

Despite the alleged driving offence, City manager Roberto Mancini started Tevez in City's 5-0 FA Cup hammering of Barnsley on Saturday.

The Argentina forward scored a tremendous hat-trick and set up goals for team-mates Aleksandar Kolarov and David Silva.

Norwich complain over alleged racial abuse at Sebastien Bassong

Norwich use Twitter grabs in complaint to police over alleged racist abuse aimed at Bassong

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UPDATED:

18:31 GMT, 26 November 2012

Norwich have made a formal complaint to police over alleged racist tweets directed at defender Sebastien Bassong.

The Canaries confirmed they had passed on evidence to Norfolk Constabulary which was supplied to them by supporters in the wake of Saturday's Barclays Premier League draw at Everton.

It is understood Norwich have sent police screen-grabs of tweets that have since been deleted from Twitter accounts that no longer exist.

Levelling up: Sebastien Bassong earns a point for Norwich with his late goal

Levelling up: Sebastien Bassong earns a point for Norwich with his late goal

Manager Chris Hughton told a press
conference today it was 'hugely disappointing' to learn of the alleged
abuse of Bassong, who scored a stoppage-time equaliser in the 1-1 draw
at Goodison Park.

He added of the tweets: 'We have taken the appropriate action and passed them on to police.'

The alleged racist abuse of Bassong
took place almost a year to the day that Norwich reported similar tweets
directed at former Everton striker James Vaughan.

Bassong's goal at Goodison extended
the Canaries' unbeaten run to seven matches in all competitions ahead of
Wednesday's trip to Southampton, which is followed by games against
Sunderland, Swansea, Aston Villa and Wigan.

Hughton's men will be confident of
maintaining their good form, although the settled line-up could be
disrupted by injuries to John Ruddy and Michael Turner.

Hughton confirmed Turner would be out
for 'a few weeks' with the shoulder injury that kept him out of the
Everton game, which saw Ruddy substituted late on with a thigh problem.

Heading for a draw: Bassong was allegedly racially abused on Twitter

Heading for a draw: Bassong was allegedly racially abused on Twitter

If Ruddy fails to recover, Mark Bunn will make his first Premier League start for the club.

After an awful start to the season, Southampton have hauled themselves out of the drop zone with back-to-back wins.

Hughton said: 'They have been playing well and come into it on the back of two great wins, so we know that it will be tough.

'We are also on a good run of results and need to maintain our recent high standards on Wednesday evening.'

Wednesday's match also heralds the return of Mark Clattenburg to refereeing following the dismissal of allegations he racially abused Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel.

The 37-year-old was the fourth official in Tottenham's win over West Ham yesterday but Wednesday will mark a month since he was last the man in the middle.

Hughton said: 'I think he will get a good reception.

'I, for one, am certainly pleased he is back after all that happened.'

Police probe alleged racist Twitter attack on Ashley Cole

Police probe alleged racist Twitter attack on Cole but Ferdinand in clear over taunt

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UPDATED:

10:36 GMT, 17 July 2012

Police are investigating racist
comments made against footballer Ashley Cole on social networking site
Twitter, just days after his team-mate John Terry was cleared of racism.

A user, believed to be a man from the Derbyshire area, referred to Chelsea star Cole as a 'choc ice' on the site.

At odds: Former England team-mates John Terry (left) Rio Ferdinand (centre) and Ashley Cole

At odds: Former England team-mates John Terry (left) Rio Ferdinand (centre) and Ashley Cole

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand then replied: 'I hear you fella! Choc ice is classic hahahahahaha!!'.

Derbyshire Police said it was now investigating the original Tweet after receiving complaints from members of the public.

The incident comes after Chelsea captain Terry was cleared of a racially aggravated public order offence at Westminster Magistrates' Court last week.

It was alleged Terry had maliciously called Rio's brother Anton a “f****** black c***” during a game last October.

Cole, 31, had told the trial that Terry, his Stamford Bridge captain, was not racist.

Derbyshire Police said it was now investigating the comments made on Twitter at the weekend after receiving a number of complaints from members of the public.

Laughing off: Rio Ferdinand appears to endorse the tweet branding Ashley Cole a 'choc ice' by responding: 'I hear you fella! Choc ice is classic. Hahahahahahhha!!'

Laughing off: Rio Ferdinand appears to endorse the tweet branding Ashley Cole a 'choc ice' by responding: 'I hear you fella! Choc ice is classic. Hahahahahahhha!!'

The 'choc ice' term is understood to mean 'black on the outside, white on the inside.'

A spokeswoman for Derbyshire Constabulary said: 'We have received
complaints from members of the public regarding alleged racist comments
made on a social networking site.

'These concerns will be fully investigated to establish whether any criminal offences have been committed.'

Cole moved to calm the situation at the weekend after users began discussing the comments and reacting to them.

Witness: Cole arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday

Witness: Cole arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday

In a statement issued through his lawyers, the footballer said: 'Ashley
Cole has been made aware of the discussion following comments appearing
on Twitter and wishes to make it clear that he and Rio Ferdinand are
good friends and Ashley has no intention of making any sort of
complaint.

'Ashley appreciates that Tweeting is so quick it often results in off-hand and stray comments.'

Ferdinand later tweeted: 'What I said yesterday is not a racist term.
It's a type of slang/term used by many for someone who is being fake. So
there.'

A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said the force was not investigating the comments made by Ferdinand.

Cleared: Terry was found not guilty of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand

Cleared: Terry was found not guilty of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand

Darius Henderson arrested

EXCLUSIVE: Millwall star Henderson arrested after New Year's restaurant punch-up

Millwall striker Darius Henderson has been bailed by police after a man suffered a broken jaw during a brawl.

Henderson, 30, was arrested during the early hours of New Year's Day after a diner was punched in the face at Darcys restaurant in St Albans.

Hertfordshire Police were called to the scene and Henderson was arrested and placed in a cell before being released on police bail.

Released on bail: Henderson was arrested after a man suffered a broken jaw

Released on bail: Henderson was arrested after a man suffered a broken jaw

A spokesman for Hertfordshire Constabulary confirmed: 'Police were called to Darcys restaurant in St Albans at around 1.30am on Sunday, January 1 to reports a man had been assaulted. It is believed a verbal altercation had taken place before the victim, a 41-year-old man from St Albans, was allegedly punched to the face.

'He suffered a broken jaw and was taken to hospital for treatment.

On target: Henderson enjoyed a successful spell at Watford

On target: Henderson enjoyed a successful spell at Watford

'A 30-year-old man from Markyate was arrested on suspicion of GBH. 'He has been released on police bail until early February.'

Henderson has played for seven clubs, including Watford, Sheffield United and Reading.

He scored 15 goals for Watford in the 2005-06 season to help earn promotion to the Premier League under Aidy Boothroyd. He is Millwall's top scorer this season with nine goals.