Case DROPPED against West Brom footballers after being accused of 'nicking cab'

  • Case DROPPED against West Brom footballers after being accused of 'nicking cab'

Case DROPPED against West Brom footballers after being accused of 'nicking cab'

"The court of instruction number two in Barcelona dealt with the case but the magistrate chose to provisionally archive the case because there wasn't sufficient evidence to press charges against the players", the court communications officer told ESPN FC.

The emergence of new evidence could see the case reopened but it seems the four players are off the hook for now.

West Brom's Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill, who were in the city for a winter training camp, admitted breaking curfew last week after a taxi was reported stolen in the early hours of Thursday morning.

"If he had chose to press charges, the case would have been continued".

"Something must have happened for the taxi driver to decide to drop his complaint".

"WE would like to take this opportunity to apologise to our team-mates, the head coach, the club and especially the supporters for the events which have been the subject of widespread and negative publicity". The decision to start him and Barry raised eyebrows at the club, although Pardew felt he would get a reaction from the duo and it was clear both gave maximum effort. I didn't learn they were rich footballers until later. The police later questioned the players.

West Brom has won only one of their last 25 Premier League games and are in last place with 20 points, seven points away from salvation.

The quartet could yet face criminal proceedings and are under an internal investigation by the club, while Evans was stripped of the captaincy for Saturday's FA Cup defeat at the hands of Southampton.