(Delayed Story) Sharks player in court after bar brawl

Tania Broughton

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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.

  
Cooper is on bail of R500 and will appear in the Wentworth court again this Friday.

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.