Man who filmed Jamie Carragher spitting will attend driver improvement course
The driver who filmed ex-Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher spitting at his car will be forced to attend a driver improvement course, according to Greater Manchester Police. Andy Hughes, 42, will attend the session while Carragher, who's been investigated over the incident, will face no police action.
Hughes filmed Carragher from the driver's seat of his car, as the former defender spat from the window of his Range Rover. He has since apologised for the incident, calling it a 'moment of madness'. He's been suspended from his job as a pundit for Sky Sports for the rest of the season, with the broadcaster conducting an internal review. It added: "Before the start of the next season we will sit down with Jamie to discuss whether he is ready to return to his role.
Carragher will not face further police action, with Greater Manchester Police saying that with no desire from Hughes to prosecute, pursuing the matter would not be in the public interest.
GMP said in a statement: "We have spoken to all parties involved and it was agreed that a prosecution would not be sought in relation to this incident."
Hughes, meanwhile, will be asked to attend to driver improvement course, after police noticed he was using his phone at the wheel of a moving car with his daughter in the passenger seat. These courses act as an alternative to prosecution for a careless driving offence or similar and usually cost between £70 and £120.