28 Aug 2010

Bulls Super rugby player arrested on suspicion of murder

3:37 pm on 28 August 2010

The South African professional rugby player Bees Roux has been arrested on suspicion of beating a police officer to death and will appear in court in Pretoria charged with murder.

Police say the officer was found lying in a street of Pretoria in the predawn hours of Saturday.

He was rushed to hospital but died due to extensive injuries.

The 28-year-old Roux is a 115 kilogram prop who plays for the Super rugby side the Bulls.

The Bulls say they have no more information about the events involving the player.