Former Scotland and Blackburn Rovers captain Colin Hendry has been charged with harassing and assaulting his ex-girlfriend. The 49 year old from Lytham St Annes attended Blackpool police station on Tuesday.
He is charged with attacking his ex-girlfriend on 24 April and sending a number of harassing emails.
He has been bailed to appear at Blackpool Magistrates' Court on 26 May, say Lancashire Police.
Hendry was capped more than 50 times for Scotland and was skipper when Blackburn won the Premier League title in 1995.