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Ex-footballer further accused of police officer assault

Trevor Sinclair was originally arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in Lytham.

The former footballer has been released under investigation pending further inquiries.
The former footballer has been released under investigation pending further inquiries. PA

Former England footballer Trevor Sinclair has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer after being held for allegedly drink-driving.

The BBC pundit was arrested on suspicion of drink driving, common assault and criminal damage on Sunday after a woman suffered minor injuries when she was hit by a car.

The 44-year-old was further arrested on Monday afternoon on suspicion of a public order offence and assaulting a police officer.

Police were called to a disturbance at a house on Victory Boulevard in Lytham at 20:45 GMT on Sunday.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: "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."

Lancashire Police said he had been released under investigation pending further inquiries.

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