Hart­son’s sis­ter’s po­lice in­quiry ‘hell’

The Scotsman - - Brexit -

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.”

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