Sheffield United striker charged with drink-driving

By Henry Clare, PA

Sheffield United striker Oliver McBurnie has been charged with drink-driving.

The 23-year-old footballer is accused of driving over the limit in Leeds in the early hours of Friday, West Yorkshire Police said.

The force added that he will appear in court on November 6.

Sheffield United v Leicester City – Premier League – Bramall Lane
Sheffield United’s Oliver McBurnie in action at Bramall Lane (Richard Sellers/PA)

A police spokesman said: “A 23-year-old Leeds man will appear before magistrates next month after being charged with a drink-driving offence.

“Oliver McBurnie, from Leeds, will appear before Leeds Magistrates’ Court on November 6 after being charged with driving over the prescribed limit in Leeds in the early hours of Friday October 18.”

McBurnie, who has played for Scotland, moved to Sheffield United from Swansea in August.

The Premier League side are due to face Arsenal at Bramall Lane on Monday night.