South West Wales

Cross Keys arrest after Gavin Quinnell rugby eye injury

Gavin Quinnell
Image caption Gavin Quinnell was playing for Llanelli when he suffered his eye injury

A rugby player has been arrested on suspicion of assault after Llanelli's Gavin Quinnell lost the sight in his left eye after an injury in a match.

Gwent Police said a 26-year-old Cross Keys player had been bailed until mid-January.

The son of ex-Wales and British Lions player Derek Quinnell and brother of ex-internationals Scott and Craig had surgery after the game on 2 October.

But doctors were unable to save his eye, ending his professional career.

He had recently re-signed for the Scarlets, having spent two years at Worcester and two years at Italian Super 10 side Viadana.

He was playing for Llanelli in the Welsh Premiership and for the regional rugby side at the time.

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