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Last Updated: Tuesday, 14 June, 2005, 08:50 GMT 09:50 UK
Road death police quiz footballer
Steve Finnan
Steve Finnan moved to Liverpool FC ahead of the 2003/04 season
Liverpool footballer Steve Finnan has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The defender, who played in the club's Champions League final win, was involved in a collision in his Range Rover which resulted in a man's death.

Henry Nelson, 81, from Liverpool, suffered serious head injuries in January and died five weeks later.

A spokeswoman for Merseyside Police said a 29-year-old man from Liverpool had been bailed until 29 June.

International player

The accident happened in the Tuebrook area of the city on 27 January but Mr Finnan, a Republic of Ireland international, was not arrested until more than two months later.

The police spokeswoman said: "A 29-year-old man from Liverpool was arrested on 11 April on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

"He was bailed pending further inquiries to appear at a police station on Wednesday, 29 June."

An inquest into Mr Nelson's death has been opened and adjourned until 4 July.

Mr Finnan, who originally comes from Limerick, started his career at non-league Welling before moving into league football with Birmingham and Notts County.

In November 1998 he was bought by Fulham for 600,000 before moving to Liverpool ahead of the 2003/04 season.


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