Trevor Sinclair arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and assault

Eleanor Barlow
Sinclair notably played for Manchester City, West Ham and Blackpool during his career: Getty

BBC pundit Trevor Sinclair has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and common assault.

The 44-year-old, who played for Manchester City, West Ham and Blackpool, 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, 12 November) 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.

Sinclair in action for Manchester City (Getty)

"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."

PA

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