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Capras launch investigation after ‘aggressive’ 3am incident

TROUBLED TIMES: Capras Operations Manager Brendan Bowers has informed stakeholders of a serious incident allegedly involving several Capras players on Sunday morning.
TROUBLED TIMES: Capras Operations Manager Brendan Bowers has informed stakeholders of a serious incident allegedly involving several Capras players on Sunday morning. Chris Ison Rokccapras

FOR the CQ Capras, Saturday night should have been spent celebrating a tough win. Instead, it ended with the arrest of a young player.

Now several others are the subjects of a police investigation, as well as an internal investigation by the club, after a serious incident early Sunday morning.

Capras Operations Manager, Brendan Bowers said several players were at a nightclub in Rockhampton when there was a physical altercation around 3.30am.

According to a Police Media spokesperson, a 21-year-old man was arrested and taken to the watch house where he was charged with public nuisance and obstructing police.

Police allege the man became aggressive after officers approached him outside a nightclub, understood to be The Zodiac, and asked him for ID.

He was released from the watch house earlier that morning and will face court on March 9.

In a letter to sponsors yesterday, the Capras said they felt they had a duty to inform stakeholders of the alleged incident and investigation.

Mr Bowers did not say what punishment the players may face as a result. "Until we finalise the investigations we don't want to pre-empt what may happen (to the players)," he said.

"We want to make sure we get all the evidence first to make sure we have all the information."

Mr Bowers also said they would provide stakeholders with the results of the investigation once they were complete.

"We have been in contact with the Queensland Police Service, the Queensland Rugby League and all other parties involved," he said.

"We will act swiftly to ensure that any allegations are addressed and dealt with in an open and transparent manner."

Topics:  cq capras, police investigation




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