(Video) Stephen Lee says will return to UK after court appearance

Hong Kong | 8 Jun 2018 12:12 pm

Former British snooker player Stephen Lee, 43, thanked his legal team and everyone for the support he received, after prosecutors told Sha Tin court today they are dropping the charge of teaching in Hong Kong without a work permit and that he had agreed to a good behavior bond for 12 months.

Lee said he will return to the UK.

The court ordered him to guarantee good behavior for 12 months or pay HK$1,000.

He was arrested during an undercover raid by the Immigration Department on April 12 at the snooker parlor, Q School, in Jordan. He had denied the charge.

In 2013, Lee was banned for 12 years for match-fixing by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association.

The sport's governing body called it "the worst case of corruption."

Among the matches he had fixed was when he had agreed to lose the 2009 China Open to Mark Selby by a set score. Selby won 5-1.



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