Tennis legend Tim Henman pulled over by police leaving Wimbledon

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Former tennis pro Tim Henman has shared his shock after being stopped by the police. The 49 year old thought the cops were after someone else when he saw the blue lights flashing in his rear-view mirror, but was left stunned when they pulled him over on Wednesday 3 July.

Speaking to Radio 5 Live on Thursday 4 July, Tim revealed: "I was driving home late last night, about quarter to 12, and I saw the flashing lights about a hundred yards behind me."

He continued: "I was driving and thought, 'well, I'll just pull over and let them scuttle on by'."

But to his surprise, the police car pulled up beside his car.

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Tennis legend Tim Henman was pulled over by police -Credit:Getty Images for LTA

"All of a sudden the police car was next to me. So, I wound down the window and there was a policewoman driving and a policeman in the passenger seat and they said: 'Where have you come from? ' And I said: 'Er, Wimbledon.'"

"And the woman officer said: '[We've had] reports of a Range Rover that has been fleeing the scene of an incident', at which point the officer in the passenger seat turned to her and said: 'I don't think it was him.' I thought, okay perfect," reports the Express.

Currently, Tim Henman is serving as a pundit for the BBC at the All England Club during the two week Wimbledon Championships.

The 49 year old former tennis star was Britain's number one player in 1996 and from 1999 to 2005, when he was overtaken by Andy Murray and he remains one of our most successful players. He retired from tennis in September 2007 and has been part of BBC's Wimbledon presenting team since 2008.

Meanwhile, his successor as Britain's number one, Andy Murray, sadly announced he had to pull out of the singles tournament this year, devastating fans.

The two-time former champion has been battling to recover from back surgery but ran out of time, with his first-round clash against Tomas Machac scheduled for the afternoon of Tuesday 2 July having to be cancelled.

A statement from Murray’s representatives read: “Unfortunately, despite working incredibly hard on his recovery since his operation just over a week ago, Andy has taken the very difficult decision not to play the singles this year.

“As you can imagine, he is extremely disappointed but has confirmed that he will be playing in the doubles with Jamie and looks forward to competing at Wimbledon for the last time.”

Sir Andy was the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years when he defeated Novak Djokovic in 2013.

He made his debut at Wimbledon back in 2005, reaching the third round as an 18-year-old, and has played 74 singles matches, winning 61 of them.