20 Dec 2016

Webster to face further charges

1:22 pm on 20 December 2016

New Zealand Breakers basketball star Corey Webster has had two assault charges added to the one he already faces.

Corey Webster enters the North Shore Distric Court.

Corey Webster enters the North Shore Distric Court. Photo: RNZ / Tom Furley

He appeared in the North Shore District Court this morning and was remanded on bail to reappear on Thursday.

The 28-year-old Tall Black and Breakers guard was arrested and charged with assaulting another patron following an incident at a Takapuna bar last month.

The extra charges, which include assault with intent to injure, were added this morning.

Webster and the Breakers have previously said the player would vigourously defend the original charge of assault.

Last week the Breakers put Webster on indefinite injury leave with no indication on when he may return to the NBL.

Supported by his partner at the North Shore District Court this morning, Webster made no comment to media.

He has been banned from drinking alcohol while on bail.

Webster has played more than 150 games for the Breakers and won three NBL Championships

In 2011 he was released from his contract with the Breakers due to a drug violation but re-signed with the club the following year.

Corey Webster.

Corey Webster. Photo: Photosport