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Premiership centre pleads guilty to assaulting a police officer

Mark Jennings has had his English court case adjourned before sentencing until March 28 so that magistrates can consider medical reports on the state of the midfielder’s mental health.

The 27-year-old is a former England under-20 international who represented the Sale Sharks for eight years, admitted assaulting a police officer and causing a public order offence by using threatening, abusive and insulting language to another.

The incident arose after a domestic incident in February 2019.

Police were called to Jennings’ £500,000 ($956,000) home at 11pm after an emergency call, reported the Daily Mail, which claimed Jennings had “smashed up his home in a drunken rampage”.

Crown Prosecutor David Morgan told the Manchester Magistrates Court that Jennings was “taken into a separate room by the officer”.

“He made comments about the questioning police officers. He resisted being put into hand-cuffs.

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“He head-butted a police officer in the chest.

“During the journey to the police station he told the officers that he was going to kill them and he told one police officer he was going to rape them.”

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