Derry man and Everton footballer, Darron Gibson, has been charged by police after he was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run that left a cyclist injured.
Twenty-seven year-old Gibson was arrested by police after they received reports of car striking a cyclist before colliding with a petrol pump a short while later.
It is alleged Gibson was driving a black Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo luxury sports car at the time of the incident.
Gibson, from Hazelbank in Derry, is accused of driving with excess alcohol, after the crashes in Altrincham, Cheshire, on Sunday night.
He is due before Trafford Magistrates’ Court on September 1.
“This is in relation to an incident on Sunday August 16 where police were called to reports that a car had collided with a cyclist on Park Road, Trafford, and failed to stop before pulling into a petrol station on nearby Dunham Road and colliding with a pump,” said a spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police.
Gibson started off his football career with local team Institute F.C. before joining Manchester United in 2004 however, in 2012 he joined Everton for a fee thought to have been in the region of £1m.
Gibson has also represented the Republic of Ireland 25 times.