Sacked Manchester United manager David Moyes will be investigation by police after a man claimed he ‘assaulted him’ in a wine bar.
Moyes, 51, was said to be having a meal with a friend from his days at Preston North End in Emporium bar (pictured with Moyes) in Clitheroe, Lancs when he snapped after being taunted by the victim, 23-year-old Joshua Gillibrand (pictured below).
Police according to Mirror said that there are different accounts of what happened and that they are trying to establish what exactly took place in the bar.
The 23-year-old has claimed to police he was struck by a man around the back of the head and fell to the floor injuring his shoulder.
“Officers attended the bar at about 10pm 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.”
The man who made the allegations, who also lives locally, told friends he was interviewed by officers at the scene.
One regular at the bar, which is covered by CCTV, said: “It is the very last place you would expect to find any trouble.
“It is very upmarket and not the sort of bar where people go to look for, or find, any sort of aggravation.”
Friends of the man who made the allegations said he did go to hospital and received treatment at Blackburn Royal Infirmary.
Moyes has kept a low profile since he was sacked from Old Trafford at the end of last season.