Rooney’s dad cleared of betting scam

The solicitor for Wayne Rooney's father has stated he will face no further action over allegations of a football match betting scam.

The solicitor for Wayne Rooney's father has stated he will face no further action over allegations of a football match betting scam.

Wayne Rooney Snr was arrested when police swooped at his home in West Derby, Liverpool, last October.

Eight other people, including Liverpool-born Motherwell midfielder Steve Jennings, 26, were also arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud.

Merseyside Police said at the time the arrests were the culmination of a joint operation with the Gambling Commission into "suspicious betting activity".

Mr Barnfather said: "Mr Rooney Snr has always vigorously denied the allegations and maintained his innocence throughout the investigation. He is delighted the matter has now concluded."

 

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