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Police launch investigation into Jamie Carragher spitting incident as Sky Sports extends suspension

Manchester Evening News logo Manchester Evening News 14/03/2018 14:23:35 Paul Britton

Police are poised to speak to Jamie Carragher after the Sky Sports pundit spat at a car, hitting a teenage girl inside.

Greater Manchester Police today confirmed they have launched a full police investigation into the incident.

The force also said it was attempting 'to speak to all parties involved'.

The development was revealed as the broadcaster announced shamed ex-Liverpool and England defender Carragher has now been suspended from Sky Sports for the remainder of the Premier League football season.

Sky said it would 'sit down with Jamie to discuss whether he is ready to return to his role' ahead of the start of the 2018/19 season.

Jamie Carragher wearing a suit and tie © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc

A spokesman said: "Following an internal review, Sky has suspended Jamie Carragher for the remainder of the football season.

"Jamie has taken full responsibility for what has happened and we will ensure he gets the help he needs to guarantee something like this never happens again.

Manchester United fan at centre of Jamie Carragher spitting controversy says he's had death threats

"Before the start of the next season we will sit down with Jamie to discuss whether he is ready to return to his role."

The man at the centre of the spitting controversy, Andy Hughes, told the MEN he has had death threats over the incident.

Mr Hughes, 42, from north Wales, filmed Carragher while driving with his 14-year-old daughter near Old Trafford following Saturday's 2-1 win for Manchester United over Liverpool.

Police confirmed on Tuesday that officers had spoken to Mr Hughes about his role in the incident.

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Now in an updated statement GMP said: "A police investigation has been launched and the owner of the footage has been spoken to.

"Attempts are being made to speak to all parties involved."

Family of girl spat on by Jamie Carragher urge Sky not to sack him

Liverpool Football Club legend Carragher has apologised several times since, both privately to Mr Hughes and his family, and publicly.

Writing on Twitter today in response to Mr Hughes speaking publicly to the Daily Mirror, Carragher said: "I've made a big mistake and accept full responsibility.

"I am the only person to blame for this sorry situation, so please leave the family alone."

Mr Hughes, who was filming whilst driving, said vile trolls have targeted him with death threats.

He also pleaded with the broadcaster not to axe Carragher - and revealed he has suffered attacks on social media after his name was published online.

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