Monday 24 June 2019

England out-half Danny Cipriani to appear in court after being arrested over alleged nightclub assault

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

Henry Vaughan and Sam Blewett

England international Danny Cipriani has been charged with assaulting police during an incident at a Jersey nightclub.

The 30-year-old Gloucester fly-half is also charged with resisting arrest, common assault, larceny, and being disorderly on licensed premises, police said.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Jersey Magistrates' Court on Thursday morning.

His club said in a statement: "Gloucester Rugby are aware of an incident involving Danny Cipriani in the early hours of Wednesday morning following an incident at a St Helier nightclub."

The club confirmed he had been arrested and charged, and that he will be appearing in court.

"The club will be issuing no further comment at this time but will make a further announcement in due course," the statement added.

A States of Jersey Police spokesman said: "This afternoon 30-year-old Daniel Cipriani was charged with common assault, larceny, assault on police, resisting arrest and disorderly on licensed premises.

"He's been remanded in custody until his court appearance at the magistrates' court at 10am tomorrow.

"He was arrested at the early hours of this morning following an incident in Mulcaster Street in St Helier."

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