Police probe David Moyes bar ‘scuffle’

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

Police are investigating an alleged minor scuffle in a Clitheroe wine bar at the same time as former Manchester United manager David Moyes was having a drink with a friend.

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 in The Emporium wine bar and restaurant in Moor Lane with another man on Wednesday evening.

Lancashire Constabulary today issued the following statement: “Police are investigating a report of an assault at the Emporium wine bar in Clitheroe.

“Officers attended the bar at about 10 pm yesterday (Wednesday, May 21st) and it was reported that a 23-year-old local man had been assaulted by a 51-year-old man. He did not require hospital treatment.

“Inquiries are ongoing 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. No-one has been arrested at this stage.”