Hartson’s sister’s police inquiry ‘hell’
The sister of former Celtic and Walesfootballerjohnhartson has spoken of her “two-and-ahalf years of hell” after being arrested as part of a match-fixing investigation.
Hayley Hartson was arrested after detectives received information about betting patterns on the match between Port Talbot Town and Rhyl in April 2016. The fixture in question saw Port Talbot lose 5-0 to already-relegated Rhyl – who had not won in 17 previous matches.
The 45-year-old told the Sunday Mirror she had placed a £50 stake on Rhyl winning at half-time and full-time at 8/1, winning £400. She was told this week that she would face no further action as part of the probe.
Speaking to the paper, she said: “If I’d known it was fixed I would have put £10,000 on it.”
Ms Hartson said: I want people to know I did nothing wrong.”