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Ex-Salford boss Phil Veivers gives evidence in Sean Long's defence
1:57pm Tuesday 1st October 2013 in News
SEAN Long’s former boss at Salford Phil Veivers said that the ex-Saints scrum-half had a broken thumb on the day he was alleged to have throttled a disabled woman.
On the second day of Long’s trial for an alleged assault, a number of defence witnesses were called, including the player's ex-wife Claire and an expert in sportsmen’s hand and wrist injuries.
Long denies attacking Pamela Twist in front of her children in May last year, over a dispute over unpaid rent.
Also giving evidence in court was Dr Michael Hayton a consultant orthopaedic surgeon who had treated Long previously for a broken thumb.
He said that someone with such an injury would find it extremely painful to attempt to try and strangle anyone.
Closing speeches by the prosecution and defence are to be heard this afternoon before district judge Ian Lomax delivers his verdict.
The trial continues...