Alleged victim of Clitheroe bar brawl confirms he did need hospital treatment

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

THE man allegedly attacked by former Manchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed he was treated at Royal Blackburn Hospital following the incident.

Josh Gillibrand, 23, from St Peter’s Close, Salesbury, was allegedly assaulted by Mr Moyes at the Emporium wine bar in Clitheroe on Wednesday night.

He said he attended Blackburn A&E later that evening.

It came as Lancashire Police confirmed no arrests had been made in connection with the alleged incident outside the Moor Lane bar.

The police are set to interview witnesses, along with the complainant and Mr Moyes.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “No arrests have been made at this time.

“We will be speaking to the complainant and the 51-year-old man over the course of the next few days.

“We will also be interviewing eye-witnesses from the Emporium.

“When officers attended the scene the complainant did not need hospital treatment and left shortly afterwards.

“We are yet to study the CCTV footage.”

It is understood that Mr Moyes had been socialising in the bar with Blackburn Rovers managing director Derek Shaw who was on the board at Preston North End when the Scotsman was in charge at Deepdale.

Commentators believe the meeting was purely social.

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