Proteas

Ex-Proteas player involved in alleged teen assault

2016-09-09 13:40
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Cape Town - A former Proteas cricketer has been involved in an alleged kidnapping and assault of a 14-year-old boy.

The incident is believed to have happened in Pinelands near Cape Town on Wednesday.

Western Cape police confirmed the incident via a statement.

“The case is being investigated. According to reports, a 14-year-old kid opened a case and it is being investigated,” Constable Noloyiso Rwexana, a police spokesperson, told Netwerk24.

“The suspect, a man of 35-years, was warned to appear in court on September 13.”

The sister of the boy told EWN that her brother and his friends were confronted by the former cricketer outside their school on Wednesday.

She said the boys had been shouting at passing cars, before the man "stopped and pulled her brother by the throat and clamped him against the car".

The man then allegedly drove around with the boy for several minutes, before dropping him off at his school and leaving his details with a teacher.

The cricketer, who cannot be named until he appears in court, denied he had assaulted the kid.

He said he reported the child for swearing at him and "throwing little stones" at his car.

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