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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.

Millwall banner: Marvin Sordell cited as police arrest six fans

Millwall caught in fresh storm after six fans arrested over 'Sordell is a c***' banner

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UPDATED:

12:22 GMT, 11 November 2012

Millwall were caught in a fresh storm after a group of fans displayed a banner bearing the words 'Sordell is a c***' in protest at a 13-year-old supporter being banned for a racist Twitter attack on Marvin Sordell.

The banner was quickly removed by ground staff during Saturday's Championship clash with Derby and six people were arrested by police.

Target: Bolton's Marvin Sordell

Target: Bolton's Marvin Sordell

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the arrests were made over alleged public order offences.

'Six males were arrested during the game at Millwall in relation to a banner being unfurled at the game,' he said.

'They remain in custody at this time.'

The banner was unfurled in the home end on Saturday during Millwall's 2-1 victory over Derby at The Den.

It was an apparent reference to an incident on October 6 when Bolton midfielder Marvin Sordell was verbally abused by a 13-year-old Millwall fan, who has subsequently been banned from attending matches by the club.

The banner on display was swiftly removed by Millwall staff.

The club refused to comment on the issue, and assistant manager Joe Gallen – standing in for Kenny Jackett, who missed the game with flu – also opted not to discuss the matter.

It came a day after Sordell has
contacted the police after allegedly suffering racial abuse on
Twitter.

It appears to be the third time the Bolton
Wanderers star has been subjected to racial taunts this season and follows the
banning of a 13-year-old Millwall fan for verbally abusing him during a match in
October.

Controversy: A Fan has been banned from ground over Sordell abuse

Controversy: A Fan has been banned from ground over Sordell abuse

In the latest attack he was allegedly called a
'jungle ape' by Twitter user Steve Lawrence, who also reportedly criticised Mr
Sordell for 'crying like a sissy' following the abuse he received from the
Millwall fan.

The young Millwall fan had been was banned by
the club after he admitted abusing Mr Sordell during a match against Bolton Wanderers at the New Den
on October 6.

The club offered the boy a place on a
'Millwall for All' educational programme, instead of imposing a full life ban,
'in the hope that we can change his outlook on equality, racism and life in
general'.

Referring to the incident, Mr Lawrence
tweeted 'jungle apes get more pathetic every week. Tattling (sic) on a
13-year-old – you really cannot set the bar any lower.'

In response, Mr Sordell tweeted: 'racism and
homophobia all in one tweet. Well done, does that make you feel important or
big'

In another tweet Mr Lawrence said, 'blacks and
whites: obviously not the same because whites do not cry like sissies and
fairies when they are booed by pre-teens.'

Sordell said he will pass the messages onto police, according to the Daily Star newspaper.

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

Ched Evans rape victim named: Nine more arrested

Nine more arrested in investigation into naming of Evans' rape victim on Twitter

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UPDATED:

13:49 GMT, 1 May 2012

Nine more people were arrested on Tuesday
as part of the investigation into the naming on Twitter of the victim in
footballer Ched Evans’ rape case.

Five men and four women, all from
north Wales, were arrested and are in custody for questioning at St
Asaph police station, North Wales Police said.

Jailed: Ched Evans has been sent to prison

Jailed: Ched Evans has been sent to prison

It brings the total number of arrests to 12 after three men were arrested in South Yorkshire last week and later released on bail.

Those held today have been arrested on suspicion of malicious communication or under Section 5 of the Sexual Offences Amendments Act, or on suspicion of both offences, the force said.

A spokesman added: 'North Wales Police have arrested nine more people as part of their investigation into the recent naming of a rape victim on social media sites.

'Three men and three women, from the Rhyl, Prestatyn and Llanddulas areas of North Wales, were arrested in early-morning raids today and are being held at St Asaph police station.

Abuse: The victim was named and subjected to some abuse on the social networking site Twitter

Abuse: The victim was named and subjected to some abuse on the social networking site Twitter

'Later in the morning another woman was arrested in Broughton, Flintshire, and a man was arrested in Colwyn Bay.

'A fifth man was arrested in Abergele at lunchtime today.

'Three men arrested in South
Yorkshire last week, two under Section 5 of the Sexual Offences
Amendments Act and another male on suspicion of malicious communication,
have been released on bail.'

Sheffield United striker Evans was
jailed for five years at Caernarfon Crown Court on April 20 for raping a
19-year-old woman in a hotel room.
He denied the allegation and plans to appeal against the verdict.

LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS: Dwain Chambers to be cleared to run at Olympics next week

Chambers and Millar to be cleared for Games next week by CAS

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UPDATED:

23:11 GMT, 25 April 2012

Dwain Chambers will hear he has been cleared to seek Olympic selection early next week in Jamaica.

While the Court of Arbitration for Sport has been deliberating on the legality of the British Olympic Association’s ban on former dopers, Chambers has been training with former world 100metres record-holder Asafa Powell’s group in readiness for his 2012 bid.

Not even the BOA believe the judges will decide in their favour, having previously ruled against a similar IOC rule.

Waiting for the ruling: Dwain Chambers will hear next week if he is allowed to run at the Olympics

Waiting for the ruling: Dwain Chambers will hear next week if he is allowed to run at the Olympics

The BOA will have to pick up a 200,000 bill for challenging the World Anti-Doping Agency’s code. They will do so with good grace believing that their principled stand against doping will lead to a change in the WADA code before the next Olympics.

The BOA have refused to select those who have served suspensions for major drug offences for the last four summer Games. WADA claim that this is a secondary punishment not permitted under its code, to which the BOA is a signatory.

London calling: David Millar will be allowed to cycle at the Olympics is the ruling is overturned

London calling: David Millar will be allowed to cycle at the Olympics is the ruling is overturned

The expected defeat of the BOA is likely to affect only two athletes — Chambers and road cyclist David Millar, a crucial support rider for sprinter Mark Cavendish who hopes to win gold on The Mall.

Scott Harrison arrested over alleged theft

Shamed Harrison arrested over suspected supermarket theft…days before ring return

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UPDATED:

13:17 GMT, 22 March 2012

Former world champion Scott Harrison has been arrested in connection with an alleged theft at a supermarket in Glasgow.

The 34-year-old and another man were taken in by police after allegedly stealing food from a Tesco store in Dalmarncok Road, Rutherglen in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

A witness told the Daily Record: 'Two men were shouting and swearing, even at each other, and although the store was in no way busy at 2.30 in the morning, other customers were keeping their heads down.

Back in the day: Scott Harrison was a featherweight world champion

Back in the day: Scott Harrison was a featherweight world champion

‘They were opening food packets and helping themselves while shouting at staff and other customers.’

Harrison has not fought since 2005 but was due to make his comeback in Blackpool next week after claiming earlier this month to have beaten the booze.

He became WBO featherweight champion in 2002, lost to Manuel Medina the following July but regained the title in November 2003.

Out the game: Harrison had planned a comeback fight in Blackpool

Out the game: Harrison had planned a comeback fight in Blackpool

The Scot has had problems with depression and alcohol and was stripped of his title and licence to box in 2006 after failing to make the weight for a fight with Nicky Cook.

A police spokeswoman said: ‘At around 2.20am a 34-year-old man was arrested in connection with an alleged theft and public order offences at Dalmarnock Road, Rutherglen. Another 34-year-old man was arrested for alleged road traffic offences and detained.’

Harrison was released after a few hours in custody.

Mike Tyson claims British fans saved his life

Ex-champ Tyson claims he would have starved to death without his loyal British fans

Mike Tyson has thanked his British fans for saving his life.

The former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world claims he would have 'starved to death' had it not been for his sell-out UK talk shows.

Tyson was declared bankrupt in 2003 despite earning almost 200 million during his boxing career.

Talking tough: Mike Tyson has thanked his British fans for their support

Talking tough: Mike Tyson has thanked his British fans for their support

As the 45-year-old returns to Britain for another round of shows next month, he told The Sun: 'Three years ago, I was homeless. I needed to keep the wolves from my door and the fans in Britain gave me that.

'I am so grateful. My most loyal fanbase is in Britain. If I had depended on love in the States, I would have starved to death.'

Tyson, who is a convicted rapist and also served time for drug offences and assaulting two motorists, appeared in the Hangover films as he tries to crack Hollywood.

Reformed: Tyson was in The Hangover

Reformed: Tyson was in The Hangover

He added: 'The Hangover has given me a
comeback in America but, in Britain, they loved me for all my flaws
before the movies came out.

'I have a one-man show coming up in Las Vegas called the “Undisputed Truth”.

'Film of me going to prison will be screened behind me and I will get naked there in front of people.

'That's what I call it, being naked with my clothes on. Just telling the truth.'

That will include talking about the tragic death of his four-year-old daughter Exodus, who died in 2009 after becoming tangled in an exercise treadmill.

'My daughter dying changed my life and I met people who dragged me back from the brink,' Tyson added.

'There were ex-Hell's Angels in my recovery programme who helped me so much.

'I saw people who had millions, I saw people who were homeless and they all had problems.

'Yet around them were people who would go to an airport at 4am just to talk you out of a bad place.

'They drag people out of the gutter — now my mission is to help people like that.

Past: Tyson (left) became the youngest heavyweight world champion in history

Past: Tyson (left) became the youngest heavyweight world champion in history

'I have survived all that I have been through and it's left me with such passion for life.

'When I had all that money I was the most miserable, wretched b*****d around.

'Now I have got energy and great potential to be a better person.'

Stan Collymore Twitter race abuse case adjourned

Collymore Twitter race abuse case adjourned until February

Twitter tirade: A man has been charged with racially abusing Collymore

Twitter tirade: A man has been charged with racially abusing Collymore

The case against a student charged with racially abusing Stan Collymore on Twitter was adjourned on Monday.

Joshua Cryer, 21, of Jesmond, Newcastle, faces two public order offences following a complaint from the football pundit.

Cryer was excused attendance at Newcastle Magistrates' Court and the case was adjourned until February 14.

He was arrested after the former England striker reported the alleged abuse to Staffordshire Police and they passed the matter to their Northumbria Police counterparts.

Collymore, 40, originally from Cannock, Staffordshire, played for a string of top clubs, including Liverpool, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest.

He works as a broadcaster for talkSport, campaigns against racism and is a supporter of charity the Depression Alliance. end.

Barry Bannan unveiled as face of Don"t Drink and Drive campaign

Aston Villa midfielder Bannan is controversial choice for anti-drink drive campaign

Barry Bannan was unveiled as the surprise face of West Midlands Police Don”t Drink and Drive Campaign… one month after the Aston Villa midfielder was found guilty of drink driving.

The Scotland international was slapped with an 18-month driving ban in November after he was found guilty of a string of driving offences following a motorway crash.

Campaign: Bannan is the face of West Midlands Police anti-drink drive campaign

Campaign: Bannan is the face of West Midlands Police anti-drink drive campaign

Bannan crashed his Range Rover on theM1 in October and was charged with drink driving, failing to stop aftera road accident, driving without due car and attention and driving on aprovisional licence.

The 21-year-old was almost twice the legal limit.

Bannan has admitted there would have been “no point in me living” had the crash resulted in any loss of life.

He said: “It still goes through my head now, it was a huge mistake and I regret everything I”ve done. It will never happen again.

Action: The Scotland international was banned for 18 months

Action: The Scotland international was banned for 18 months

“As much as I regret it, I”m so luckyto be still here today. If I hit another car and killed someone else, then there”s no point in me living, really, after the things that would be going through my head. It”ll still be with me for the rest of my lifein the back of my head.”

Villa manager Alex McLeish has backed Bannan to put the incident behind him and continue his football education.

McLeish said: “He”s got to now totally concentrate and be totally professional and try to make himself the best he can possibly be.”