CHAD LATEST ON CASINO ASSAULT
Stags' manager quizzed over casino assault
STAGS boss Keith Curle has been questioned by police week about a late-night fracas at a Sheffield casino in which a woman suffered a broken leg.
It is understood that the Mansfield Town Football Club manager, who lives in Sheffield, was in Napoleon's Casino when the incident broke out, and was quizzed by police along with other witnesses.
A man and a woman were arrested and later released on bail to report to a police station later this month, when they will discover if charges are to be brought. Police have refused to divulge the names of the pair arrested.
Yesterday, however, Mansfield Town chairman Keith Haslam moved quickly to play down reports about the involvement of the Stags boss in the incident.
"Obviously I am very concerned about this," he said.
"I spoke to Keith when he was in Spain at the weekend and he assured me he hasn't done anything untoward."
Curle jetted back from Spain and straight to a residential course at Warwick University this week so was unavailable for comment about the incident on the 20th April.
But Mr Haslam said he would sit down with his manager on his return to clarify the situation.
"Obviously this is a personal and private matter," he added.
"As far as I am aware at this moment in time Keith was at an incident which is being investigated. But that is as far as his involvement goes.
"Obviously Keith is very strong in discipline at the football club and, if anything untoward has happened, he knows that discipline has to be upheld throughout the club, not just for the players.
"But I cannot comment further until I know the full facts of the incident."
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