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Two arrested over Rugby player assault

Two men have been arrested in connection with an assault on a Hull KR player in Wigan.

Hull KR centre Sean Gleeson suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital, where he remains.

The 26-year-old was punched in the face a number of times in Wigan in the early hours of Sunday.

He suffered serious injuries to his eye and eye socket and was taken to hospital, where he remains.

It happened outside the Ibiza Bar in King Street at around 4am on Sunday morning.

Two men, aged 21 and 24, have been arrested on suspicion of assault and have been police bailed until 28 April 2014 pending further enquiries.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Hull KR star Gleeson could lose eye after nightclub brawl

Sean Gleeson Credit: Press Association

Hull KR centre Sean Gleeson may lose an eye after he was attacked outside a nightclub.

The 26-year-old was punched in the face a number of times following a row with three men in Wigan in the early hours of Sunday.

He suffered serious injuries to his eye and eye socket and was taken to hospital, where he remains.

Gleeson became involved in a fight with one of the men outside Ibiza Bar in King Street and the others joined in before they left the Rovers player in the road and ran away.

Gleeson signed for Rovers last year but has yet to play this season following a string of injury problems.

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