Durban – Sharks hooker Kyle Cooper was arrested at the weekend and appeared in court on Tuesday charged with assaulting a father and his daughter at a bar in the early hours of Sunday after playing the Crusaders on Saturday evening.
Sharks hooker Kyle Cooper has been charged with assaulting a father and his daughter at a bar in the early hours of Sunday. File picture: Muzi Ntombela. Credit: BackpagePix
The charges – one of common assault and the other assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm – relate to two incidents at the Wagon Wheel Saloon in Lighthouse Road on the Bluff.
He is accused of punching 19-year-old Camilla Johannessen after a verbal altercation.
Eyewitnesses said a bouncer had to intervene and pull him away.
The young woman informed her 42-year-old father, Donald, of what had happened and he confronted Cooper in the car park where, it is alleged, Cooper’s friends held him down while Cooper hit him.