Danny Cipriani arrested in Jersey following nightclub incident

BBC Sport:  

England and Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani has been charged with assaulting police during an incident at a Jersey nightclub.

The fly-half, 30, 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 Gloucester 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 [Wednesday] 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 [Thursday].

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

Cipriani recently returned to international rugby, making his first Test start for a decade during the tour of South Africa in June.

He joined Gloucester earlier this summer following the expiration of his Wasps contract.

His new club start the 2018/19 Gallagher Premiership season at home to Northampton on September 1.

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