Football star denies red light rap


By Paul Thornton

FORMER Hibs frontman Dean Shiels has denied running a red light in Edinburgh.

It is claimed the 24-year-old ignored a red light in the capital’s London Road last July, before his move to Doncaster Rovers during the January transfer window.

The Northern-Ireland striker, who came on as a substitute in his country’s three-two win over Poland on Saturday, was due to appear at the Justice of the Peace Court in Edinburgh.

He did not appear but a letter sent by his lawyers pleaded not guilty to the charge and a trial date was set for July.

Shiels made 145 appearances and scored 31 goals for the Easter Road club before his move to England for an undisclosed fee.