9 Jan 2010

Former All Black allegedly harassed girl

7:15 pm on 9 January 2010

Police in Fiji are declining to comment yet on an accusation of sexual harassment of a girl, aged 15, involving a former All Black.

Nadi-based Beachside Resort owner Philip Buckleton says the police are yet to lay charges over an incident he understands took place on New Year's Eve on Denarau Island.

Mr Buckleton says his teenage daughter, who goes to school in New Zealand, was with two friends, including the girl, next to a pool at the Hilton when the incident reportedly happened.

He understands the man is due to fly back to New Zealand on Saturday.

Mr Buckleton says the girl's parents are determined charges will be laid.

Police in Fiji told Radio New Zealand they would have no information to report before Monday.