Page last updated at 10:16 GMT, Tuesday, 16 June 2009 11:16 UK

No car crash charge for Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo
The player was questioned by officers as part of the investigation

Cristiano Ronaldo will face no charges after crashing his Ferrari in a tunnel near Manchester Airport.

The 24-year-old winger, who is set to join Real Madrid in an £80m deal, wrote off the £200,000 car when he crashed into a roadside barrier in January.

The front edge of the red sports car was demolished and one of the wheels came off, but Ronaldo escaped unhurt.

After investigating the incident and interviewing the forward, police have decided not to take action.

The crash happened on the A538 Altrincham Road, between Wilmslow and Hale, Cheshire, at about 1020 GMT on 8 January.

One of the wheels of the red Ferrari 599 GTB came off and ended up about 200 yards behind the crash scene.

Ronaldo's crashed Ferrari
The Ferrari 599 GTB was written off in the crash

Ronaldo, who remains a Manchester United player pending his move, was interviewed at the scene and later provided a written statement.

On Tuesday, a Greater Manchester Police (GMP) spokesman said: "No further action will be taken against the driver of a Ferrari 599 GTB, which collided with a wall on the A538 Wilmslow Road on Thursday January 8.

"No-one was injured and no other vehicles were involved in the incident."

Manchester United announced last week they had accepted a world-record bid for the Portuguese winger.

United want the deal to be concluded by 30 June and Ronaldo could make his Real debut in a friendly in Ireland.



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