- There appears to have been a break in the assault case in which South African cricketer Mondli Khumalo was badly injured in England
- A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm to Khumalo, who remains in hospital
- He was assaulted on Sunday morning and was placed in a medically-induced coma after undergoing surgery
A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm in Bridgwater following the assault of South African cricketer Mondli Khumalo.
Khumalo was beaten up in the early hours of Sunday morning near the Green Dragon pub in the Somerset town located in the southwest of England. The 20-year-old lives in the area, playing cricket for North Petherton Cricket Club.
According to IOL, he underwent surgery following the incident, and had to be placed in a medically-induced coma. SomersetLive also reported that investigating officers from Avon and Somerset Police have interviewed the man, who has since been released under investigation.
Superintendent Richard Turner said:
“We’re investigating a serious assault on 20-year-old Mondli Khumalo, who remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital after undergoing emergency treatment. We’re taking steps to ensure Mondli’s family in South Africa are being kept fully updated on his condition, as well as how our investigation is progressing.
A full investigation is under way and we’ve carried out house-to-house enquiries and are continuing to review CCTV footage from around the area, to ensure we gather all available evidence."
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Source: Sports Brief News