posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 02:32 PM
Three Leicester City players remained in custody on Friday night as the Spanish authorities continued to probe an alleged assault on three women in a
hotel.Another six Leicester players arrested over the incident were returning to England, as the club acknowledged it was a bad day both for Leicester
City and English football.
Keith Gillespie, Paul Dickov and Frank Sinclair were remanded in custody by an investigating judge, Cartagena court officials said. The three also
face charges of forced entry, understood to be into a hotel room.Matt Elliott, Lilian Nalis and James Scowcroft were released, with Scowcroft ordered
to pay 20,000 euros (£13,300) bail and attend a Spanish consulate twice a month.Nikos Dabizas and Danny Coyne were "provisionally released" following
a hearing on Thursday and a ninth player, Steffen Freund, was released earlier without charge.A group of men were said to have barged into a room at
the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the La Manga sports resort and attacked the women, leaving them with multiple injuries.
The Premiership strugglers had flown their players to Spain for a warm weather break and some crucial team-bonding but the incident has thrown the
club into crisis as they now face the prospect of having to play crucial matches without key players.It is believed the players were remanded after
they took part in an identification process involving the alleged victims.They now faced a prolonged stay in a Spanish jail and, if convicted, long