Finnan will not face charges over road accident

Relief for Liverpool’s Republic of Ireland internation Steve Finnan who found out yesterday that charges had been dropped against him following a road traffic accident in January.

An 81-year-old man had died after spending five weeks in hospital after being hit in the accident. The 81-year-old was a pedestrian and Finnan had been arrested – in April – on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. 

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said yesterday that the case had been dropped because of a lack of evidence against the 29-year-old. In a statement, the CPS said: "We considered all the evidence carefully and concluded it was not sufficient for a reasonable prospect of conviction."