Fiji pair arrested in France

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:11
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NEWS: Fiji stars Josaia Raisuqe and Vuidravuwalu Waisea were arrested in the early hours of Sunday, after allegedly getting into a drunken scuffle outside a Paris nightclub.

A woman claimed she was sexually assaulted by Raisuqe and Waisea.

The players, who are on the books of French Top 14 side Stade Francais, were still in custody on Sunday afternoon after being picked up by police at around 3.00 (2.00 GMT) a source said.

A woman alleged that Raisuqe had "touched her breasts in a brutal way", the source told AFP.

A fight then broke out between the two players and friends of the young woman.

In a statement, Stade Francais called for Twitter users to exercise caution in their views "in the absence of official information".

The French club also said they condemned "with the utmost firmness all forms of violence and in particular violence against women".

Stade added that they will "of course take the appropriate measures" if the allegations are proved.

Agence France-Presse