Top British tennis star Dan Evans to be quizzed in connection with alleged sexual assault


Britain’s third ranked tennis player Dan Evans will speak to by police in relation to a sexual assault, it was revealed.

In the early hours of Friday, March 19th, a woman was sexually assaulted on a discarded mattress on the street in Bath after leaving a nightclub.

Avon and Somerset police released a photo of three men they believed had knowledge regarding the assault following a public appeal for information.

The picture showed tennis up-and-comer Dan Evans, 19, on the left of two other men in what appears to be a personal photo taken on a night out.

On Sunday Evans’ agent confirmed that the player is ”fully co-operating” with police as they investigate the alleged incident.

Police say they have also identified the other two men in the photograph, who are also believed be British tennis players.

A police spokeswoman said: ”We issued a picture in order to identify three men who we thought could help police with their inquiries following reports of a sexual assault.

”We’ve now identified the men in the picture and are currently making arrangements to speak with them in due course.”

Right-handed Evans, from Birmingham, has represented the UK in four Davis Cup matches and was a member of the British team that won the World Junior Tennis Competition in the Czech Republic in 2004.

Last month the player, who is believed to be in the United States at the moment, lost the deciding match in Britain’s Davis Cup defeat by Lithuania.

Evans had been playing in a Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) tournament in Bath the week the assault took place.

The police appeal said a woman left popular Bath nightclub Club XL with a friend and they began talking with two men before one pushed her onto a discarded mattress and sexually assaulted her.

Evans previously got in trouble two years ago when he was caught on a late night before a doubles match, he had his funding suspended by the LTA.


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