Gareth Hock: Ex-England Rugby League Star Charged With, Assault and Coercive Control

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Gareth Hock, a former Great Britain and England rugby player, has been accused with

Hock, 39, was remanded in custody and will appear in court at a later date, according to Greater Manchester Police.

A police statement read: ‘Gareth Hock from Wigan has been charged with multiple offences including, assault, and controlling or coercive behaviour.


He has been remanded in custody and will appear at court at a later date.


The former international was charged with assault and controlling and coercive behavior earlier this month.

The other allegations were based on incidents that occurred between January 1, 2009 and November 11, 2022.


Hock was arrested on February 14th and appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court.


He is scheduled to appear in Manchester Crown Court for a pre-trial hearing on an unspecified date.


GMP Wigan West posted yesterday on Facebook: ‘A Wigan man has been charged with multiple offences and remanded in custody.’


They listed two counts of, five counts of assault causing actual bodily harm, controlling or coercive behavior, assault by beating, acting with intent to pervert the course of justice, failing to stop, and failing to report an accident.


Hock, born Gareth Charnock, is accused of crashing an Audi A6 in Orrell in November 2022 and driving away without stopping.


Hock has played international rugby for the United Kingdom (2006) and England (2008-12), including a spot in the 2008 World Cup squad.


Between 2003 and 2013, he appeared in 191 games for Wigan Warriors, scoring 48 tries.


After 16 years of professional rugby, he retired in 2019.


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