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Nicky Butt never said sorry after he smashed my leg in accident, says biker hit

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THE biker who had his leg broken by Manchester United hero Nicky Butt in a road accident says it cost his job and claims the star has never said sorry.

Ex-England ace Butt, 49, was last week told he faces possible jail for causing serious injury by careless driving.

Nicky Butt puts his hand to his mouth as biker Adam Fielding lies injured in road

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Nicky Butt puts his hand to his mouth as biker Adam Fielding lies injured in roadCredit: The Sun
Our pictures show the Man Utd legend looking concerned moments after the crash involving his £100,000 Land Rover Defender

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Our pictures show the Man Utd legend looking concerned moments after the crash involving his £100,000 Land Rover DefenderCredit: The Sun
Adam spent two weeks in hospital, and needed an operation to insert a metal rod into the mangled limb

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Adam spent two weeks in hospital, and needed an operation to insert a metal rod into the mangled limbCredit: The Sun

Our pictures show him looking concerned moments after the crash involving his £100,000 Land Rover Defender, as Adam Fielding lies in the road with a shattered left leg.

The Honda rider, 30, needed an operation to insert a metal rod into the mangled limb and spent ten months on crutches.

He developed a blood clot and requires medication for the rest of his life. The devastating injury also meant he had to give up his job as a Screwfix store manager.

The court heard Butt had a lapse of concentration as he pulled out of a junction after collecting his son from Burnley FC’s training ground at 8.10pm on October 17, 2022.

The shaken midfielder, now chief executive at League Two Salford City, covered his mouth with his hand as bystanders comforted Adam until an ambulance arrived.

Last week Butt’s solicitor told Blackburn magistrates court his client had “clearly shown remorse” in a letter. However, it is not clear whether this was an apology sent to the court, or to Adam.

Adam told The Sun: “I have not heard anything from Nicky Butt.

“He has never spoken to me or written me a letter. Or if he has, I haven’t seen it.

“If I had put somebody through all this, I’d be doing everything possible to help. He has done some serious damage to me, and I have not fully recovered from my injuries.

“If I had knocked someone from their bike, I would be making sure that person was looked after from the moment they got home.

Nicky Butt admits breaking man’s leg in crash

“I’d be doing their shopping and making sure they are OK but I have not heard a word from him.

“His solicitors may have advised him not to make direct contact.”

‘Didn’t hear from him’

Adam, of Burnley, spent two weeks in hospital.

I have been through a range of emotions about him

Adam

He added: “While I was there Nicky Butt did ask the police if he could contact me and I agreed, but I didn’t hear from him.”

About his work, Adam said: “Screwfix were very good to me but after 13 months, it was clear I wouldn’t be able to do the job.

“It is quite physically demanding and I could no longer do it.

“My life has changed drastically very quickly.”

Adam says he doesn’t remember anything about the crash or the immediate aftermath. He has not ridden a motorbike since.

He added: “Apparently, at the scene, Butt was very concerned and held his hands up and accepted it was his fault and said he didn’t see me. I just don’t know how he hasn’t seen me.

“I don’t hold any ill will against him because I know he didn’t knock me off my bike deliberately.

“I have been through a range of emotions about him.

“When I am in pain with my leg, I get angry at him and at what has happened.

“I am OK walking short distances but long walks can cause me pain. I take painkillers and need to elevate my foot because it swells up.”

Butt, who lives in a £1.7million mansion in Bowdon, Cheshire, initially attended a voluntary police interview on December 1 2023.

Last week he admitted causing serious injury by careless driving.

He was told he faces up to two years in jail or an unlimited fine when sentenced on June 21.

Butt was also handed an interim driving ban.

I don’t hold any ill will against him because I know he didn’t knock me off my bike deliberately

Adam

Prosecutor Graeme Tindall said: “What appears to have happened is a number of vehicles pass what appears to look like a HGV. Mr Butt having let the HGV come past, pulls out and this is when Mr Fielding is coming past on the motorcycle.”

John Dye, defending the footballer, said: “Mr Butt tried to assist and clearly has shown remorse in the letter that he sent.”

Adam did not give a victim impact statement at the hearing.

Lancashire Police last night said he was in the process of writing one.

Butt, who has two children from his marriage to ex Shelley Barlow, was a key member of United’s “Class of 92” — rising through the ranks with pals David Beckham, Ryan Giggs and Gary and Phil Neville.

Butt helped the Old Trafford club win countless trophies, including the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup treble in 1999.

By the time he left in 2004, he had helped United win six Premier League titles, three FA Cups and the Champions League win.

Butt later had spells at Newcastle and Birmingham City.

In 2014, he bought Salford City along with Giggs, the Nevilles and Paul Scholes. He was also head of first-team development at Manchester United from 2019-2021.

Butt was told he faces possible jail for causing serious injury by careless driving

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Butt was told he faces possible jail for causing serious injury by careless drivingCredit: PA:Press Association
The devastating injury meant Adam had to give up his job as a Screwfix store manager

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The devastating injury meant Adam had to give up his job as a Screwfix store managerCredit: The Sun
Adam says: 'He has never spoken to me or written me a letter. Or if he has, I haven’t seen it'

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Adam says: ‘He has never spoken to me or written me a letter. Or if he has, I haven’t seen it’Credit: Matthew Pover
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