Wednesday 26 June 2019

England rugby star Danny Cipriani fined after pleading guilty to charges of common assault and resiting arrest

Danny Cipriani. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images
Danny Cipriani. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

England and Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani has been fined £2,000 over an assault at a Jersey bar.

The 30-year-old pleaded guilty at Jersey Magistrates' Court on Thursday to resisting arrest and common assault.

A female police officer suffered bruising to her neck in the incident at the Royal Yacht Hotel in St Helier on Wednesday, the court was told.

Cipriani was fined £1,500 for resisting arrest and £500 for assault.

He was also ordered to pay £250 compensation to the police officer.

The 27-year-old was recalled to England's Test squad after he was acquitted of affray by a jury following a trial at Bristol Crown Court on Tuesday.

Cipriani has been in court before.

He was convicted of drink-driving after he crashed his black Mercedes into a taxi in London on June 1 2015.

He was ordered to pay a total of £7,620 in fines and costs and banned from driving for 18 months.

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