POLICE have closed an investigation into a fight which resulted in Billericay Town goalkeeper Nicky Morgan becoming paralysed from the neck down.

Mr Morgan, 26, spent eight months at the spinal unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire recovering and can now walk unaided.

The incident took place outside the Sugar Hut nightclub in William Hunter Way at 2:30am on Friday, October 28, 2011.

The Crown Prosecution Service has accepted that there was no offence after extensive investigations showed that the injury was caused in an accidental fall.

In December, a 34-year-old man from Sittingbourne in Kent was arrested in connection with the incident.

He was released from his bail without charge on Thursday October 25.