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Saturday 3 December 2016

Keane 'not guilty' plea in taxi road rage case

Roy Keane has denied committing a public order offence in an alleged road-rage incident with a taxi driver.

Keane (43) is said to have behaved aggressively towards cabbie Fateh Kerar (44), near traffic lights in Ashley Road, Altrincham, England on January 30 last.

He did not attend a brief hearing at Trafford Magistrates' Court today but a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.

He is accused of causing harassment, alarm or distress to Mr Kerar, a Section 4A Public Order offence.

The court heard the prosecution will call two witnesses - understood to be Mr Kerar and a taxi passenger - while the defence will call Keane and an additional witness.

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No CCTV of the incident was captured, the court also heard.

Ireland Assistant Manager Keane will face trial at Manchester Magistrates' Court on June 19.

Mr Kerar, from Altrincham, says an altercation took place after he and his passenger noticed Keane in his Range Rover vehicle.

Originally from the northside Cork city suburb of Mayfield, Keane is one of Ireland's most celebrated players.

He joined Manchester United from Nottingham Forest in 1993 and enjoyed a trophy-laden career at Old Trafford until falling out with then manager Alex Ferguson in 2005.

He went onto to play for Celtic before retiring from the game and entering management and television work.

The straight-talking pundit managed Sunderland and Ipswich Town and was assistant boss at Aston Villa before he quit to concentrate on a similar role he holds with the Republic.

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