Two arrests over Gleeson assault

Sean Gleeson
Sean Gleeson

POLICE probing a brutal attack on former Wigan Warriors star Sean Gleeson have arrested two suspects.

The 26-year-old rugby player, who now represents Hull KR, is still undergoing treatment in hospital for an horrific eye injury after he was repeatedly punched in the face during a fight outside the Ibiza Bar on Wigan’s King Street during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Fears have been voiced that such are his injuries that they may cost him the sight in one eye.

This morning they reported that two men - aged 21 and 24 - had been arrested on suspicion of assault. After questioning they have been released on police bail pending further inquiries and must report back on April 28 when they will either be charged, further bailed or released without charge.

Mr Gleeson has tweeted his gratitude to well-wishers.