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Agent in soccer row slams police
Willie McKay
Willie McKay says he awoke to find police officers all over his house
Football agent Willie McKay has criticised police after his home was raided as part of their inquiry into allegations of corruption in the game.

Mr McKay, who insists he has done no wrong, said officers "stormed" his South Yorkshire home with his family were inside and entered his bedroom.

"It was like a terrorist operation, like something out of a film," he said.

Mr McKay is one of five men arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and false accounting.

The others are Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie, former chairman Milan Mandaric, former player Amdy Faye and current Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp.

Mr McKay's house was targeted by City of London Police officers on Wednesday morning.

'Incredible'

"It was 6am, all I could hear was people shouting 'police' - I got out of bed and there were police officers all over the place," he told Sky Sports News.

"I got ready but I was absolutely startled and amazed; they actually came up into my bedroom - I think there were around 28."

He said it was incredible that the inquiry could cause 28 officers to "storm" his house with his family inside.

Mr McKay said officers were looking for transfer documents even though his lawyer had twice volunteered documentation.

"I don't blame the officers themselves. Their orders were to come up here but it was like a terrorist operation. It was like something out of a film."

On Thursday Mr Redknapp also criticised police after a dawn raid on his home with press photographers in tow - which he claimed was only to "raise the profile" of the investigation.

The inquiry is believed to centre on the transfer of Mr Faye to Portsmouth from the French club Auxerre, and from Portsmouth to Newcastle, deals set up by Mr McKay. Mr Faye is now on loan from Charlton Athletic to Rangers.



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