The brother of footballing legend and BBC Sport presenter Gary Lineker has been declared bankrupt, Insolvency News can reveal.
Wayne Lineker, 50, is best-known for his association with the infamous Linekers chain of bars and clubs across Europe despite official documentation declaring his occupation as ‘unknown’ when he was declared bankrupt earlier this month.
In an interview with showbiz journalist Piers Morgan two years ago, Lineker was described as “a cheeky-chappie character with a big grin and even bigger bank balance”.
However, on 12 June 2012, Lineker was declared bankrupt at the Kingston upon Thames County Court.
He made headlines only last year when the tabloid press made a series of allegations in relation to the investment in his social networking site shufflin.com.
In 2006, Wayne Lineker was jailed for a £220,000 tax fraud for two and a half years by a judge at Southwark Crown Court after he admitted conspiracy to defraud the Inland Revenue.
Insolvency practitioner Louise Brittain of Deloitte will be handling the affairs of Lineker, who was previously a director of Linekers (UK) Limited, Linekers Franchise Limited and the Lineker Card Company Limited.
Lineker’s son, Duane, aged 27, has been listed as a director of Linekers (UK) Ltd for the past 11 months and 22 days.
In the latest bankruptcy case, Lineker listed his address as Creek Road, Hampton Court, Surrey.