October 2, 2012

Crown Prosecution Service Drop Lee Case

Filed under: snookerbacker @ 12:34 pm

Ste (left) had his collar felt.

It has emerged today that the Crown Prosecution Service will not be pursuing the case against Stephen Lee which led to his arrest over suspected match fixing which was reported on this blog here quite a while ago. 

It does however mean that the WPBSA and probably more likely the infamous Integrity Unit will be permitted to pore over the papers and evidence that led to Lee spending some time down at the station.

The WPBSA says:

The WPBSA has been informed by the Gambling Commission that the CPS will not be taking further action in relation to the match fixing allegations against Stephen Lee, made in 2010. The Commission has decided not to commence criminal proceedings under the Gambling Act 2005.  

The WPBSA will now be allowed access to details pertaining to the enquiry in order to consider whether there has been a regulatory breach of the Governing Body’s rules.

Lee himself has seen a huge upturn in his fortunes on the table since Barry Hearn took control of the sport and only last week won the second Asian PTC in China.

It will be interesting to see if the WPBSA will consider the evidence in a different light.

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