Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 25 October 2014

Bath probe alleged Henson fracas

Gavin Henson joined Bath in June

Bath are investigating reports new signing Gavin Henson was allegedly punched by a team-mate in a pub this week.

It has been reported Wales international Henson, who joined the club last month, was involved in an incident in the Pig and Fiddle in the city. The fracas allegedly occurred on Wednesday night and the Aviva Premiership club have confirmed in a statement they are looking into the matter.

The statement read: "Bath Rugby can confirm there was a minor incident in the city centre on Wednesday night involving a few members of the playing squad. The club are investigating the matter as a priority and will only make a statement when further information is available."

Avon and Somerset Police has confirmed it received a call reporting "aggressive behaviour" that night but while the caller was on the line the group left the pub and so officers were not required to attend. Consequently no offences are being investigated.

The Pig and Fiddle has declined to comment on the matter while Henson's representatives could not be contacted.

Bath are 31-year-old Henson's fifth club in the space of two years as he seeks to revive a career that promised much in his youth.

The fly-half or centre has won two Grand Slams but has not represented his country since winning the last of his 33 caps in 2011.

Addressing the call received by Avon and Somerset Police reporting an alleged incident, a force spokesman said: "We had a phone call reporting a disturbance but while the people were on the phone to us they cancelled police involvement and said the problem was over.

"There was no other police involvement, apart from the initial call that was made to us."

The spokesman confirmed that police were not investigating the incident. "We took the call and people said the problem was over and they didn't require us, so we didn't attend," he added.

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