Foxes trio see charges dropped
By Mark Kendall. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
The sexual assault charges brought against Leicester City players Frank Sinclair, Paul Dickov and Keith Gillespie have been dropped.
Eight Leicester players were arrested in March following allegations made against them by three women during the club's mid-season trip to La Manga.
While five of the players were eventually released, Sinclair, Dickov and Gillespie were held in a Spanish prison until they were freed on bail.
Despite returning to England, and resuming their playing careers, the trio were due to face a hearing in the coming weeks to decide their fate.
However, the club have now confirmed that the charges have been dropped against all of the players implicated in the alleged incident.
"The players' lawyers have told us that the judge has released the players from the charges - all eight players," Foxes chief executive Tim Davies told Sky Sports News.
"Obviously it is a huge relief for the players and all their families as they have now been vindicated."
Davies did go on to confirm, though, that the three women concerned did have the right to appeal against the ruling.
"The womens' lawyer can appeal and we will wait to see if she does so."