Billy Vunipola faces ‘no further action’ from Saracens after being tasered by police

Vunipola was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning (Picture: Solarpix)

Billy Vunipola will face no further action from his club Saracens following an incident in Mallorca where he was tasered by police.

The 31-year-old was tasered twice by local police at bar in Palma in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He was later taken to hospital and arrested having been accused of assaulting a police officer during the confrontation.

At a trial later on Sunday, the England international was given a four-month suspended prison sentence and paid a fine of €240 (£205). He was also ordered to pay €500 (£427) in compensation to the person he injured.

Vunipola, who has been capped 75 times for England, apologised for what he described as an ‘unfortunate misunderstanding’, also insisting there was ‘no violence’ in the incident.

After an internal investigation, Saracens announced there will be no further action against the no8 who has been warned over his future conduct.

‘Saracens can confirm that after an internal investigation, Billy Vunipola will face no further action from the club,’ the statement posted on social media read.

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 21: Billy Vunipola of England looks on after the Rugby World Cup France 2023 match between England and South Africa at Stade de France on October 21, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)

England rugby star Vunipola said there was ‘no violence’ in the incident (Picture: Getty)

‘We condemn the behaviour and have warned Billy about his future conduct.

‘We now look forward to the remainder of the Gallagher Premiership season, and consider this case closed.’

In a statement released earlier this week, Vunipola said: ‘I can confirm I was involved in an unfortunate misunderstanding when I was leaving a club in Mallorca on Sunday, which got out of hand,’ Vunipola said in a statement.

‘Contrary to media reports, there was no violence, no fight and I did not threaten anybody at any stage, with bottles or chairs or anything else.

‘I was charged with resisting the law and, following an ‘express trial’, I have paid a fine of €240 (£205).

‘The Spanish police investigation is now closed, and I am flying back to the UK today. I will obviously cooperate with the Saracens internal process and unreservedly apologise for any inconvenience to all involved.’


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