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Footballer admits assaulting referee at top of table clash in Wordsley park
3:23pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
A DUDLEY footballer has admitted assaulting the referee during a top of the table clash being played at Wordsley’s King George V Park.
Shane Davies had lined up for Malt Shovel Athletic in the Cradley Heath League clash against Ocker Hill Wagon.
The 26-year old of Hillside Road, Wrens Nest, pleaded guilty to assaulting 63-year-old retired police officer Alan Kite.
Mr Kite suffered a broken nose in the attack but Davies has maintained he slapped the official with his lefth and and it had never been his intention to cause serious injury.
However - Timothy Sapwell, prosecuting, maintained to Wolverhampton Crown Court that an eye witness to the incident on March 31 would say it was a punch rather than a slap.
Recorder Mark Wall QC ruled there would have to be a further hearing to determine exactly what happened during the course of the football match.
He remanded Davies on conditional bail until November 8 when a hearing would be held to listen to evidence from witnesses for both the prosecution and the defence.