Withycombe rugby player needs 30 stitches after incident

DETECTIVES are investigating an incident in which a Withycombe Rugby Club player s cheek was slashed open - a horrific injury which resulted in him needing 30 stitches. James Holman, a student from Exeter, was rushed to the RD & E hospital after sustainin

DETECTIVES are investigating an incident in which a Withycombe Rugby Club player's cheek was slashed open - a horrific injury which resulted in him needing 30 stitches.

James Holman, a student from Exeter, was rushed to the RD & E hospital after sustaining the injury during a game against Devonport Services played at Raleigh Park last Saturday, January 16.

The 25-year-old, who was bleeding heavily, has made a statement to police which has now been passed onto Exmouth CID.

He also plans to make a formal complaint to the Rugby Football Union, the game's governing body.