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Nuneaton Town chief executive convicted of assault

Former Nuneaton Town chief executive Ian Neale Image copyright Nuneaton News
Image caption Former Nuneaton Town chief executive Ian Neale punched and head-butted a former director

A former football club chief executive has been convicted of assaulting three people at a charity ball.

Ian Neale, formerly of Nuneaton Town, attacked its former financial director David Allen and two security guards last year.

Mr Allen was punched several times and later head-butted, the court heard.

Neale, 48, of Redruth Close, Nuneaton, had denied three charges of assault and claimed he acted in self-defence. He will be sentenced next month.

Coventry Magistrates' Court had earlier heard how there had been a fall out between the two men.

Mr Allen said he left the club in 2012 because he was "dismayed" at Mr Neale's behaviour there.

The charity event was held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, in September and was attended by more than 500 people.

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