Former Barnsley assistant is charged with bribery

Barnsley Football Club's former assistant manager has been charged with bribery offences, the City of London Police said.

Tommy Wright in his Barnsley days.

Tommy Wright, 52, has been charged with two counts of accepting a bribe, the force said in a statement released today.

Giuseppe Pagliara, 62, of George Street, Manchester, and Dax Price, 47, of Susans Lane, Sittingbourne, were both charged with two counts of paying and facilitating a bribe.

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The pair will appear alongside Wright, from Dark Lane, Barnsley, at Westminster Magistrates' Court on September 24.

In the statement, the force said: "In September 2016, the City of London Police were provided information by a national newspaper about various football agents who were thought to be facilitating bribes with individuals at football clubs, between May and September 2016.

"The information was reviewed by detectives and a criminal investigation was launched in November 2016.

"The three men were interviewed on a voluntary basis between December 2016 and April 2017."