Police appeal for information over Gleeson assault

Sean Gleeson when he was at Wigan
Sean Gleeson when he was at Wigan

POLICE continue to appeal for information after former Wigan Warriors ace Sean Gleeson was assaulted outside a bar in Wigan, leaving him with serious eye injuries.

At around 4am on Sunday March 2, Gleeson was involved in a verbal altercation with three men at Ibiza Bar on King Street.

A fight erupted outside between two men before others in the group got involved resulting in the Gleeson being punched in the face a number of times.

The group left the man in the road and ran away up Kings Street in the direction of Wallgate.

The former Warriors ace, now with Hull KR, was taken to hospital with a serious injury to his eye and eye socket which he continues to receive treatment for.

Two men, aged 21 and 24, were arrested on suspicion of assault have been police bailed until 28 April 2014 pending further enquiries. A third man, 28, was also arrested but was released without charge.

Detective Sergeant Peter Carletti said: “We would like to thank the public for the information they have given us so far.

“The investigation is still ongoing and would still ask if anyone has any information and hasn⿿t yet spoken to police that they contact us straightaway.

“The man is recovering at home but he is still suffering from an extremely serious injury to his eye and continues to receive treatment which is likely to go on for some time.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Wigan police on 0161 856 7259/7967 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.