8 Apr 2011

Locke being investigated by police over sexual complaint

12:13 pm on 8 April 2011

The New Zealand Warriors rugby league club has confirmed Kevin Locke is the player who is to be interviewed by police investigating a sexual assault complaint which he strenuously denies.

Locke's lawyer John Haigh QC told the club Locke wanted his name to be published to avoid speculation.

He says the 22-year-old winger also wanted to make it clear he had done nothing wrong, no charges had been laid and he is co-operating fully with police.

The club will respect the police process and will not be making any further comment.