Police launch investigation into alleged assault on Sky Sports’ Roy Keane | Soccer

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Police have launched an investigation after footage was circulated on social media following an alleged assault on the Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane.

Sky confirmed that fellow pundit Micah Richards attempted to “defuse” the situation at the Emirates Stadium after Arsenal’s 3-1 victory over Manchester United. The Metropolitan police said there had been no arrests but there is now an investigation into an alleged assault after the game on Sunday.

Sky said the alleged assault “immediately” preceded the footage on social media. “We understand the police are investigating an alleged assault by a member of the public immediately preceding the footage circulating on social media,” said a Sky Sports spokesperson. “In the footage seen, Micah Richards was acting to defuse a situation.”

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“Police are investigating following an assault that is alleged to have occurred at the Emirates Stadium during an Arsenal v Manchester United match on Sunday, 3 September,” read a Metropolitan police statement. “There have been no arrests. Inquiries are ongoing. Any witnesses or those with information are asked to call 101 ref CAD 6961/3 Sept.”

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