'Aussie Athlete' In Assault Case

A man will appear in court today following an alleged assault at the Commonwealth Games athletes' village.

The 29-year-old suspect reportedly an Australian competitor, was detained by police yesterday morning following a disturbance at Dalmarnock site in Glasgow's east end.

The man is said to have assaulted a Welsh athlete and the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Team Wales said a member of its team was helping police.

A Team Wales spokesman told the newspaper: "We're aware of an incident that occurred overnight involving a member of Team Wales and we're currently working with Police Scotland to assist them with their inquiries.

"Whilst the facts around the matter are being established it would be wrong for us to comment any further.''

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "A 29-year-old man has been arrested and is presently detained in police custody in connection with an alleged assault following an altercation within the athletes' village in Glasgow on Wednesday.''

He will appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court today.

The 35-hectare village hosts 4,500 competitors from the 71 countries taking part in the Games, along with another 2,300 support staff.

The 700-house village cost around #230 million to build and has its own pub, post office, beauty salon, shops and mini-hospital.

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