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England rugby captain’s embrace with blonde: Man to be charged with uploading video to net

Alex Lowe and Diana Pilkington

Published 18/09/2011 | 13:35

A man is to appear in court in New Zealand in connection with CCTV footage showing England rugby captain Mike Tindall and a blonde woman in a bar.

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New Zealand police said a 40-year-old man had been charged with "accessing a computer system for dishonest purpose" after voluntarily attending Queenstown police station.



Jonathan Dixon, who allegedly uploaded the footage on to the internet and is said to be a bouncer, was released on bail.



He will appear at Queenstown District Court tomorrow at 10am, local time (11pm today here).



Rugby international Tindall, who married the Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips six weeks ago, went to Queenstown's Altitude Bar with a group of England players on Sunday night after the management had given the squad time off.



Security camera footage from the bar shows Tindall, who had captained England to a 13-9 victory over Argentina the previous day, in conversation with a woman.



The footage appears to show the woman kissing Tindall on the top of his head.



Sources have since described the woman as an "old friend" of the newlyweds.

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