Saints star arrested

Saints Player Scott Moore
Saints Player Scott Moore

SAINTS hooker Scott Moore was arrested on suspicion of drink driving following an early hours crash.

Police arrested the 23-year-old after a Volkswagen Scirocco collided with three parked cars and a fence post shortly before 4am last Friday.

One witness told the St Helens Reporter that the driver of the three-door coupe allegedly abandoned the vehicle on Norwood Avenue in Lowton, leaving a wallet and mobile phone inside, before police arrived at the scene.

Evidence of the incident was still on display hours later on Friday afternoon.

A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police confirmed: “A man has been arrested following a collision in Lowton. At 3.50am on Friday, June 10, police were called to Norwood Avenue, Lowton, following reports of a collision.

“Officers attended and discovered that a Volkswagen Scirocco had collided with three parked cars and a fence. A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and was held in custody for questioning.”

Moore has since been bailed until July 25 pending further inquiries.

A Saints spokesman said: “The matter is being dealt with internally at the club and he (Moore) will be subjected to the club’s disciplinary procedure if there is a case to answer.”

Scott Moore became the youngest ever Super League player when he made his Saints debut against Wigan in 2004, aged just 16.

The youngster has since spent time on loan at Castleford and Huddersfield before returning to Saints to fight for his place.

He picked up a suspension while on loan at Huddersfield in 2009, however, alongside ex-Saint Keith Mason, when both players missed training following the club’s 25-16 Challenge Cup final defeat to Warrington.

Reports at the time suggested that the duo had missed the session because of a night out in London with Hollywood A-lister Mickey Rourke.

Moore was named in the 19-man Saints squad prior to Sunday’s 14-14 draw with Bradford but did not make the final 17.