Two men charged for Gleeson attack

Sean Gleeson in hospital after the assault
Sean Gleeson in hospital after the assault

TWO men have been charged over the assault on former Wigan rugby player Sean Gleeson.

The 26-year-old recently announced his retirement from the game due to the eye injury he sustained in the attack.

Terrence Riley, 24, of Harrison Drive, Haydock has been charged with actual bodily harm.

Lee Jones, 21, of Alder Avenue, Ashton-in-Makerfield has been charged with grievous bodily harm.

They are both due to appear at Wigan magistrates’ court on Friday June 27.

At around 4am on Sunday March 2, Gleeson was 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 former Wigan player – who has also had spells at Salford, Wakefield and Hull KR – being punched in the face a number of times.

The group left Gleeson in the road and ran away up King Street in the direction of Wallgate.

He was taken to hospital with a serious injury to his eye and eye socket which he continues to receive treatment for.