Ex-Lancaster City assistant manager arrested on suspicion of assault and drink driving

Police were called to Sinclair's house following reports of a disturbance
Police were called to Sinclair's house following reports of a disturbance

A former Lancaster City FC assistant manager and TV pundit has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving and assault.

Trevor Sinclair, 44, was arrested following a crash in which a female pedestrian was injured on Clifton Avenue in St Annes on Sunday evening.

The former footballer took to social media to vent his anger after police attended his property when they were called to reports of an alleged disturbance.

Sinclair tweeted: “Racist old bill all over the Sinclair residence again tonight. Thank god as a black man I’ve not fallen asleep again #Rascist.”

A spokesman for the police said: “We were contacted at 8.45pm on 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.”

Sinclair is also suspected of a public order offence and has been released while enquiries continue.

Ex-England international Sinclair became the second high-profile figure to join Lancaster City when he arrived to be Darren Peacock’s number two in July 2014.

The pair left the Giant Axe club by mutual consent in September 2015.