Thursday 17 August 2017

Welsh rugby legend Davies arrested over 'assault'

RUGBY commentator and former Welsh start Jonathan Davies was arrested for assault after a late-night bust-up outside a pub.

Davies, 49, was cautioned by police after being taken away from the pub after midnight in a "street disturbance."

He was arrested after police were called to the William Hancock pub - part of a notorious pub crawl known as the "Mumbles Mile" in Swansea, South Wales.

It is the sixth in a series of nine pubs on the Mumbles seafront frequented by rugby players and students.

Davies was arrested in the early hours of Sunday after police were called to an incident.

Father-of-three Davies was cautioned for common assault and later released by police.

South Wales Police confirmed: "A 49-year-old man was arrested and cautioned. Another man was arrested but released without further action."

Officers declined to give details of the row but confirmed it involved another man.

One said: "It was not a serious incident. It was one of those things where somebody has a go at someone and they have a go back."

Davies - a veteran of both rugby union and rugby league - declined to comment.

Speaking at his £600,000 home in Cardiff, his wife Helen said: "We really don't want to talk about it."

Mrs Davies said: "I won't go into what happened. Jonathan is away at the moment anyway."

The William Hancock pub is popular with sports fans, regularly showing both rugby and football on a big screen.

A spokesman at the pub said: "It has nothing to do with us and we don't want to say anything."

A BBC Wales spokeman said: "We do not comment on personal matters".

Jonathan Davies is a regular BBC commentator on both rugby league and union.

He won 37 caps at union for Wales. He turned to rugby league in 1989, going on to represent both Great Britain and Wales, and was named player of the 1993-94 season, winning the RFL's Man of Steel Award

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