West Brom’s taxi four escape police charges

Ian Watson

Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill are unlikely to face police charges in Spain after a court decided not to pursue a case against the West Brom players.

The quartet allegedly took a taxi from outside a fast-food restaurant at 5:30am last Thursday after breaking a midnight curfew during the Baggies’ trip to Barcelona last week.

The four players apologised last week, with Evans and Barry included in Alan Pardew’s XI for the weekend clash with Southampton in the FA Cup.

It now seems highly unlikely that the four players will face further police action after a court opted to archive the case following the taxi driver’s decision not to press charges.

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

Albion are holding their own investigation, with the club currently bottom of the Premier League.