Redknapp wins court hearing

23 May 2008 10:55
Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has won a High Court claim that a police raid on his home was unlawful. Redknapp's home in Sandbanks, Dorset, was raided by City of London Police in November 2007. The court heard that a search warrant used by City of London Police was invalid and they were ordered to pay £1,000 damages to Redknapp and part of his legal costs. The Pompey manager, who was not in the property at the time, has strenuously denied any wrongdoing despite being arrested and being quizzed by detectives investigating alleged corruption in football. A claim that police tipped off media sources about the raid was rejected at a hearing earlier this month. Portsmouth are expected to release a statement on the matter later on Friday.

Source: ESA