Callum Dolan Biography
Callum Dolan was once an academy player for the Premier League team but signed for League Two club Oldham Athletic in August. Former Manchester United footballer has been locked up for eight months after he was caught using his phone at the wheel – then he led police on a 98mph chase.
The judge told Callum Dolan: “You are your own worst enemy” https://t.co/R3qxWqe6Tp
— Manchester News MEN (@MENnewsdesk) September 27, 2019
Callum Dolan Age
He is 18 years old
Callum Dolan Parents
He was abandoned by his mother aged four and that left him the care of his father who was an active criminal who took young Callum on jobs with him from time to time.
Callum Dolan father ended up in prison when he was 11. He was fostered by his uncle but due to space with the property, it led to him then going into care and into a children’s home at one point. But from an early age what has kept him focused has been football.’
Callum Dolan Arrested
— Footy Corner (@footycor) September 27, 2019
Nine days after joining his new club, Dolan – who was already banned from driving following another offense – was seen texting at the wheel as he drove through Ashton-under-Lyne.
When police tried to pull him over, he sped off and tried to getaway. He then crashed his car into railings and ran off before being chased down and arrested.
To do with Callum Dolan being sentenced to 8 months in prison but Oldham said they would stand by him if he didn’t get sent down.He broke the law, in an Oldham tracksuit and they will support him, yet I protest again the ownership and I paint the club in a “bad light” and removed
— Danny Taylor (@dan_taylor12) September 27, 2019
He was detained, wearing his new club’s tracksuit, and said: ‘I’m f****d – how long will I get for this?’
This week, the teenage midfielder admitted dangerous driving and driving whilst disqualified and now faces being sacked by his club before he is released from a young offenders’ institution.
His lawyer said it was unlikely Oldham would stand by him if he was jailed, leading to ‘catastrophic repercussions on his aim to become a professional footballer’.
But Judge John Edwards did jail Dolan, telling him: ‘You are your own worst enemy. The ink was barely dry on that professional contract you signed when you attempted to outrun a police BMW. It was crass stupidity and a highly dangerous piece of driving.
‘You have the whole world at your feet literally and metaphorically and I recognize you are a talented young man but driving in that way, can only mean immediate custody. I just hope the sentence I impose does not jeopardize your future.’
COURT RESULT: Callum Dolan, 18yrs sentenced to 8 months imprisonment at Minshull Street Crown Court on 26/8. This follows a police pursuit on 10/08 in which Dolan failed to stop for patrol on the M60 after he was observed on his phone @NWmwaypolice see full article @MENnewsdesk pic.twitter.com/UGtMfs7xlT
— GMP Traffic (@gmptraffic) September 27, 2019
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Callum Dolan, 18, was banned from the road following drink-drive chase
- He was spotted texting at the wheel as he drove to train at his new club
- Footballer sped off, crashed his car, then ran from police but was arrested
- Judge is sad Dolan’s football career lies in tatters but says he must be locked up