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  • 30 July 2014, 14:57

Police Dismiss David Moyes Assault Claim

Lancashire Police have dismissed assault allegations against former Manchester United manager David Moyes.

Moyes, 51, was accused of assaulting 23-year-old builder Josh Gillibrand in a wine bar in Clitheroe, Lancashire in May.

In a statement, police said after "careful consideration" of all the circumstances it was decided that no further action would be taken.

It said: "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."

Moyes was having a drink with a friend in the Emporium wine bar when the "minor scuffle" allegedly took place.

Police said they were called to the venue after reports a local man had been assaulted by a 51-year-old man.

They said there was differing accounts of what took place, although no one was arrested at the scene.

The alleged victim did not require hospital treatment, Lancashire Police said.

Moyes was sacked as Manchester United boss back in April following a disastrous season.

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