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Gladiator arrested after nightclub brawl

Published 02/01/2009

Police were today investigating claims that a star of the TV show Gladiators attacked a man outside a nightclub.

Tornado, real named David McIntosh, 23, was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent following an incident in Manchester city centre.

He was detained by officers at Wythenshawe Hospital for several hours after a nightclub brawl in the early hours of New Year's Day.

Alleged victim Marc Mclaren, 25, told the Sun he had a gashed lip, a chipped tooth and bruising after being kicked in the head outside the Ampersand club in Deansgate Court.

Police are investigating a number of violent altercations outside the club, including one in which a man was bottled in the face.

Friends of the Gladiator told The Sun that it was McIntosh who was bottled in the brawl and he had called the police from the hospital.

The star of the Sky One series was later bailed pending further inquiries until February 1.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: "At 1.25am on January 1 police were informed that a man had been assaulted outside the Ampersand club.

"The victim was hit in the face by a bottle and his attacker then ran off.

"At 4am police were called to Wythenshawe Hospital following reports of a disturbance.

"A 23-year-old man was arrested at the hospital on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent in connection with the incident outside the nightclub and later bailed pending further inquiries."

McIntosh was suspended by Sky One bosses last month after he was arrested following another nightclub brawl in London. He was also released on bail over that incident.

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