15 Oct 2009

Former Kiwi league international held pending psychiatric assessment

5:42 pm on 15 October 2009

The former Kiwis rugby league international Paul Whatuira is being kept in hospital in Huddersfield pending a psychiatric assessment after being arrested in connection with two assaults in the northern England town.

A local newpapers says Whatuira was arrested after after allegedly being involved in a "bizarre sequence of events" which left two men with serious facial injuries.

Whatuira is playing for the Huddersfield Giants in the English Super League.