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Police question Portsmouth boss Redknapp again (SN)

SoccerNews in English Premier League 24 May 2008


Just hours after winning a legal battle over a police raid on his home last November Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp has again been questioned, media reports said Saturday.

England's High Court ruled on Friday that the officers who carried out the raid as part of a probe into alleged corruption in English football acted illegally.

But investigations are continuing and officers from City of London Police questioned Redknapp again Friday at Bishopsgate police station, east London, before releasing him, the Daily Telegraph reported on its website.

The judge in the raid case concluded that the warrant used by City of London Police for the November search was invalid and described procedural failures in the application for it as “wholly unacceptable.”

Redknapp was awarded 1,000 pounds damages and the police were ordered to pay part of his legal costs.

Redknapp has repeatedly denied any involvement in suspect transfer dealings, which are the subject of the City of London force's long-running investigation.

He believes that the raid, caught on film by tabloid photographers who had been tipped off about it, and his subsequent arrest seriously tarnished his reputation and effectively ended his chances of succeeding Steve McClaren in the England job.

A week ago, Redknapp steered Portsmouth to their first FA Cup success for 69 years, following a 1-0 victory over Cardiff at Wembley.


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