David Moyes investigated over alleged Clitheroe assault

David Moyes. Photo: Martin RickettPA Wire
David Moyes. Photo: Martin RickettPA Wire

Police are today continuing to interview witnesses after an alleged assault in a Clitheroe wine bar involving ex-Manchester United manager David Moyes.

Mr Moyes (51), who succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson as manager at Old Trafford in July 2013, but was sacked last month after a disappointing season, was enjoying a drink at The Emporium, in Moor Lane, with another man on Wednesday evening.

It is understood the incident happened outside the wine bar and the alleged victim is thought to be Josh Gillibrand (23), of Salesbury.

Lancashire Constabulary confirmed an incident had taken place involving a 23-year-old local man and a 51-year-old, but stress the investigation is at its early stages and no arrests have been made.

A spokesman said today (Friday): “Inquiries are ongoing into this incident and we are speaking to a number of people to try to establish the circumstances.

“There are a number of differing accounts which we need to work through to try to establish exactly what has happened and therefore the investigation is likely to take some time. No-one has been arrested at this stage.”