When police discovered the altercation involved Mr. Keane they summoned the Metropolitan Police's dangerous dog unit. Once tasered and muzzled, the subdued Republic of Ireland assistant manager was led away; leaving his victim to be treated for shock, rabies and stud-marks on the back of his shins.
The hearing at Trafford Magistrates' Court, saw graphic photographs of the broken remains of Alf-Inge Håland entered as circumstantial evidence that Mr. Keane had ‘rage to spare’. His Counsel concluded: ‘To suggest my client is prone to momentary lapses of bellicose behaviour is ridiculous. As anyone, who knows Roy, will attest – he is in a perpetual state of hate. He’s even been known to punch people in his sleep’