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Twist in Roy Keane assault case as man accused pleads not guilty to headbutting Man Utd legend



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An Essex man accused of assaulting former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has denied doing so.

Scott Law, 43, was alleged to have assaulted Keane during the aftermath of Manchester United‘s 3-1 loss away to Arsenal in the Premier League last September.

Law was accused of one charge of common assault, which, when appearing at Highbury Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, he pleaded “not guilty” to.

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Mr Law was released on unconditional bail until his trial, which is currently set for the 29-30th of May. That trial will take place at the same court.

Mr Law’s lawyer, Shila Keshvari, also revealed that he will argue that any actions he may have committed were in self-defence.

Mr Law’s lawyer stated that they would call up to six witnesses to the stand during the defence of her client at the upcoming trial.

Keane, 52, who made 480 appearances for United during his time with the club had been working as a pundit at the game where the incident is alleged to have occurred.

Also working as a pundit at the match was former Manchester City defender Micah Richards, who is believed to have been in the vicinity of the incident.

Footage posted on social media in the aftermath of the match seemed to show Richards stepping in between Law and Keane in a bid to cool tensions around the alleged confrontation.