03/08/2006

Rugby star arrested following fight

England rugby player Olly Barkley has been arrested by police using CS spray following a fight in which a man suffered a broken jaw.

The 24-year-old fly half, who also plays for Bath, was arrested by Devon and Cornwall Police in Newquay on Sunday night.

A 19-year-old student from Cardiff and a 23-year-old man from Wadebridge were also arrested.

The fight is understood to have happened in Oakleigh Terrace around 1:45am on Sunday.

The victims is understood to have suffered head and facial injuries, including a fractured jaw.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said that the three men had been arrested on suspicion of causing affray. The spokesperson also confirmed that CS spray had been deployed in order to effect the arrests.

The men have been released on bail to reappear at Newquay police station on August 23.

Police said that they were continuing to investigate the "assault and public order incident".

(KMcA)

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