Highlander Shannon Frizell in alleged assault on woman at Dunedin bar

Author
Otago Daily Times,
Publish Date
Mon, 10 May 2021, 4:43PM
Highlanders flanker Shannon Frizell. Photo / Photosport
Highlanders flanker Shannon Frizell. Photo / Photosport

Highlander Shannon Frizell in alleged assault on woman at Dunedin bar

Author
Otago Daily Times,
Publish Date
Mon, 10 May 2021, 4:43PM

Highlanders and All Black loose forward Shannon Frizell is alleged to have assaulted a woman at a Dunedin bar at the weekend.

Senior Sergeant Craig Dinnissen earlier said a rugby player "of significance" was involved in an incident at Vault 21 around 2.30am on Sunday, and police later confirmed they were investigating an incident at an Octagon bar.

Police were notified of the allegations on Sunday. Officers did not attend the incident.

Nobody has been arrested.

Highlanders chief executive Roger Clark was aware of the incident.

"We are aware of an alleged incident involving a player on Saturday night. We will investigate and make no further comment at this stage."

Frizell (27) made his All Black debut in 2018 and has played 13 tests.

text by Steve Hepburn, Otago Daily Times