Ch­ester’s close rel­a­tive nabbed for po­lice stab­bing

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - LYNNETTE JOHNS

A CLOSE rel­a­tive of rugby hero Ch­ester Wil­liams was ar­rested for al­legedly stab­bing a po­lice­man in the face out­side a pop­u­lar pool hall yes­ter­day.

De­tails re­mained sketchy, but po­lice spokesman An­dre Traut con­firmed that the 18-year-old had been ar­rested for stab­bing a po­lice­man with a knife.

The young man, who can­not be named un­til he ap­pears in the Cape Town Mag­is­trate’s Court on Mon­day, was also in­jured and is in hospi­tal.

The po­lice have re­fused to di­vulge how he was in­jured or to re­veal the the ex­tent of his in­juries.

Traut said the po­lice were called to Stones in Ta­ble View, a pop­u­lar pool hall, yes­ter­day morn­ing, to deal with an al­ter­ca­tion in the park­ing lot.

Traut said he was not go­ing to “sen­sa­tion­alise” the in­ci­dent just be­cause of the teenager’s re­la­tion­ship to Wil­liams, a 1995 Rugby World Cup hero.

Traut said they re­garded any as­sault on a po­lice of­fi­cer as a se­ri­ous mat­ter. How­ever, the po­lice­man had not been se­ri­ously in­jured and had been re­leased from hospi­tal af­ter treat­ment.

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