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CPS statement: Wayne Rooney snr

24/04/2012

No charge for Wayne Rooney snr

Jane Roden, Head of the Complex Casework Unit at CPS Mersey-Cheshire said: "After a thorough, joint investigation by Merseyside Police and the Gambling Commission, a comprehensive file of evidence was submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service.

"I was asked to determine whether a charge of cheating could be brought under Section 42 of the Gambling Act 2005. I also considered a charge of conspiracy to cheat contrary to Section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977.

"Having considered all the evidence, which included betting patterns and mobile phone activity, and working closely with the investigators, I have decided that there is insufficient evidence to bring any criminal charge against Mr Wayne Rooney Snr."

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For more information contact Sharon King, Area communications manager, CPS Mersey-Cheshire, on 0151 239 6465.