Scowcroft released from custody

EX-IPSWICH Town star James Scowcroft has today been released from Spanish jail.But the Leicester City player had to hand over 20,000 Euros in bail and must attend a Spanish consulate twice a week.

EX-IPSWICH Town star James Scowcroft has today been released from Spanish jail.

But the Leicester City player had to hand over 20,000 Euros in bail and must attend a Spanish consulate twice a week.

Scowcroft, formerly of Stanton, near Bury St Edmunds, was one of nine Leicester stars arrested in La Manga after allegations of sexual assault made by three German women.

Six of them appeared in a Cartagena court today. Scowcroft was released from custody alongside team-mates Matt Elliott and Lilian Nalis.


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But colleagues Keith Gillespie, Paul Dickov and Frank Sinclair were all remanded in custody on charges of forced entry and sexual assault.

The allegations centre around an incident in which a group of men were said to have barged their way into a hotel room and attacked the women, leaving them with multiple injuries.

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At a press conference in Leicester this morning, the club's chief operations manager Paul Mace said the players were protesting their innocence.

But he said the allegations were being viewed very seriously and that no stone would be left unturned in an internal investigation.

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