Sunderland’s Anton Ferdinand arrested, currently behind bars

Posted by - October 13, 2010 - Sunderland

Rio’s brother gets nicked

Anton Ferdinand is currently in police custody after handing himself in at a Newcastle police station. Yesterday, OTP told you that a warrant had been issued for his arrest after he missed a court hearing on Monday.

The Sunderland defender had been due to be sentenced after being convicted of using a mobile phone while driving in July. The 25-year-old brother of England captain Rio faces a driving ban as he already has nine points on his licence from a previous offence.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said Mr Ferdinand remained in custody after reporting to the city’s Pilgrim Street police station by prior appointment.

But a Sunderland spokesman blamed the arrest on a “misunderstanding” and added: “The club is liaising with Northumbria Police in order to resolve this quickly.”