Hull police say they won’t take action against Newcastle United boss Pardew

Newcastle United's manager Alan Pardew and Hull City's David Meyler after their confrontation during the Barclays Premier League match at the KC Stadium
Newcastle United's manager Alan Pardew and Hull City's David Meyler after their confrontation during the Barclays Premier League match at the KC Stadium

HUMBERSIDE Police won’t take any action against Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew for altercation with David Meyler.

Pardew clashed with the Hull City striker during the club’s 4-1 win at the KC Stadium on Saturday.

Newcastle fined Pardew £100,000 and issued him with a “formal warning” over his conduct.

And the 52-year-old is expected to be charged by the Football Association.

However, Humberside Police have ruled out any action.

In a statement issued today, Chief Insp Rich Kirven said: “We have been working with the FA and the football club to progress the matter appropriately.

“Having reviewed the circumstances of the incident it has been agreed that the matter will be dealt with by the FA rather than considering any criminal proceedings.

“There has been no complaint received from the player involved or Hull City Association Football Club at this time.

“Whilst we appreciate that some people may have found the behaviour displayed at the game on Saturday offensive, Humberside Police will not be taking any further action.”