Live updates

Not the first time for Pennant

Stoke footballer Jermaine Pennant, who received a suspended sentence and a three year driving ban today, has been in trouble like this before.

He was jailed for three months after he was caught drink driving while he was already banned in 2005.

The Nottingham born player crashed his Mercedes into a lamp post in Buckinghamshire while he was already banned from the road.

Pennant pleaded guilty and was today given a three month prison sentence and banned from driving for three years.

Pennant started his career at Notts County and in 1999, at the age of fifteen, became the youngest player to be transferred with Arsenal buying him for two million pounds.


No assault charge for Pennant

Jermaine Pennant Credit: PA

Stoke City footballer Jermaine Pennant will face no action over claims he assaulted a woman in a Manchester nightclub.

He was arrested after a woman complained she had been attacked in Manchester city centre.

He was bailed pending inquiries but the probe against him has been dropped.

Footballer arrested over alleged assault

Jermaine Pennant Credit: PA

It's being reported that Stoke City footballer and former Birmingham City player Jermaine Pennant has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman in a nightclub.

The 29-year-old, who's originally from Nottingham, has been bailed pending further inquiries into the incident in Manchester on Sunday.

Two hours after the alleged attack, the Stoke City player was involved in a car crash and charged with drink-driving, driving while disqualified and having no insurance.

He is due to appear before Trafford magistrates on May 9.