Motherwell striker Michael Higdon arrested over an alleged assault

Collected PFA Scotland player of the year award hours earlier

Motherwell’s Michael Higdon: arrested over an alleged assault hours after being crowned Scotland Player of the Year.

Motherwell’s Michael Higdon: arrested over an alleged assault hours after being crowned Scotland Player of the Year.

Mon, May 6, 2013, 21:17

Motherwell striker Michael Higdon experienced a dramatic reversal of fortunes this morning when he was arrested over an alleged assault — hours after collecting the PFA Scotland player of the year award.

The Premier League top goalscorer was revealed as the winner at an awards dinner at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel around 11pm.

But the 29-year-old was on his way to a police station following an incident two and a half hours later. It is reported the incident involved a bouncer at the Corinthian nightlclub in Glasgow city centre.

Higdon was released without being charged about 9am – 30 minutes after he was due to attend a media conference in the Hilton to comment on his prize.

The arrest threatened to overshadow Higdon’s impressive achievement in being voted the best player in Scotland by his fellow professionals.

The Liverpudlian, who began his career at Crewe’s acclaimed youth academy, has scored 27 goals so far this season.