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Hidgon 'released from police custody'

It is understood Michael Higdon was released from police custody earlier today.

He is the Scottish Premier League's top scorer this year, having netted 26 goals for Stuart McCall's side.

The player, who arrived from St Mirren in the summer of 2011, now holds Motherwell's post-war record for league goals scored.

Higdon has described the season as the "best of his career" and credited his success to "confidence, playing in a good team and having a manager who believes in me".

PFA Scotland Player of the Year arrested

Motherwell striker Michael Higdon. Credit: PA Wire

Motherwell striker Michael Higdon has been arrested over an alleged assault hours after being crowned PFA Scotland Player of the Year.

The 29-year-old from Liverpool was held in connection with an incident at a Glasgow nightclub in the early hours.

He received his award at a ceremony at the Hilton hotel on Sunday night.

Rugby team announces loss of 'heroes'

Members of Motherwell Rugby Club Credit: Motherwell Rugby Club

The South African Rugby club which which lost one and possibly more of its members when they were swept out to sea has left this statement on the team's Facebook page:

"Motherwell Rugby Club wishes to announce that 6 of our players drowned at Bluewaterbay beach yesterday...1 drowned, 5 are still missing and feared dead. Our players are with the famalies of these heroes. The club will release an offical statement...after all families have been contacted."


Rugby players 'tried to rescue team-mates'

Members of Motherwell Rugby Football Club plunged into the sea after their team-mates were caught in a rip-tide, the team's manager told the Daily Telegraph. One member of the team drowned and another five are missing.

We immediately went to alert the lifesavers and were told that the rescue boat could not be dispatched because it was apparently deflated...That's when our guys stepped in and tried to rescue their team-mates themselves, but they were also drawn in by the strong current and were washed away.

– Mncedisi Mazomba, manager, otherwell Rugby Football Club

South African rugby players swept out to sea

A South African club rugby player drowned and five of his team-mates are missing, feared dead, after being swept out to sea.

The players from Motherwell Rugby Club went swimming following a beach practice session in Port Elizabeth, on the southern coast of South Africa.

Fifteen people were rescued after being pulled out to sea at Bluewater Bay Beach.