Tax officials halt bankruptcy case against ex-Sunderland and Newcastle defender Titus Bramble

Titus Bramble
Titus Bramble

Tax officials have halted a bid to make former Premier League footballer Titus Bramble bankrupt.

A lawyer representing Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) withdrew a bankruptcy petition at a specialist court hearing in London on Tuesday after telling a judge that a debt had been paid.

No detail of the amount involved emerged at the hearing.

The 36-year-old defender, who played for Ipswich, Colchester, Newcastle, Wigan andSunderland and made nearly 300 Premier League appearances during a 13-year career, was not at the hearing but was represented by a lawyer.