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Castleford Tigers' Aspinwall jailed for police pursuit crash

Martin Aspinwall
Image caption The former Wigan and Huddersfield forward joined Castleford in November

A rugby league player has been jailed for four months after crashing his car during a high-speed police pursuit.

Castleford Tigers' Martin Aspinwall, 29, who earlier admitted dangerous driving, was also disqualified from driving for two years.

Liverpool Crown Court was told he crashed his car during a pursuit in his home town of Wigan.

Aspinwall was given a suspended eight month jail term this year for assault during an argument at a Wigan bar.

The former Wigan and Huddersfield forward joined Castleford on a 12-month contract from the Giants last November.

He was named in the Tiger's 19-man squad for Friday's match at Salford but the club has announced he will be replaced by Oliver Holmes.

In a statement, Castleford Tigers said: "The club wish to make no further comment on Aspinwall's situation at this time."

Aspinwall was also told he must take an extended driving test to re-apply for his licence.

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