Last updated : 22 September 2004 By Editor
As Red Issue first reported here almost two weeks ago, police have finally got round to speaking to Roy Keane about an alleged assault and he’ll be up in court tomorrow.

From the Guardian:

Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder Roy Keane is to appear before Trafford magistrates tomorrow charged with assault and criminal damage following an alleged altercation with a teenager.

Mr Keane, 33, was charged yesterday by police investigating an incident near the Manchester United captain's home in Hale, near Altrincham, earlier this month.

A police spokesman said yesterday: "Roy Keane has this afternoon been charged with a section four public order criminal damage and a section 39 assault relating to an incident that occurred in the Hale area on September 4 2004."

A spokesman for Manchester United said: "We are not going to make any comment on the matter. It is going through due process."

The maximum sentence for common assault is six months in prison and a £5,000 fine.

RI: This could yet be thrown out if Keane contests the charges, but if he is found/pleads guilty will likely receive a fine and community service at most.