Ex-footballer Trevor Sinclair arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and assault
Lancashire Police said they were called to reports of an incident in Lytham.
Former professional footballer Trevor Sinclair has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and common assault.
The 44-year-old, who played for Manchester City, West Ham United and Blackpool FC, was arrested after a woman suffered minor injuries when she was hit by a car.
A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “Police were contacted at 8.45pm yesterday (Sunday, November 12) to a report of a disturbance at a house on Victory Boulevard in Lytham.
“Officers attended the property and found a man had already left the property in his car, a Tesla X60D.
“A short time later officers found the vehicle which had been involved in a collision with a woman pedestrian on Clifton Drive. She received minor injuries.
“The driver, a 44-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving, common assault and criminal damage. He is currently in custody.”
A post on Sinclair’s Twitter account on Sunday evening said: “Racist old bill all over the Sinclair residence again tonight. Thank god as a black man I’ve not fallen asleep again.”
Since retiring from playing, Sinclair has appeared as a pundit on programmes including the BBC’s Match Of The Day and Final Score.
A spokeswoman for the BBC declined to comment on his arrest.