Former Scotland and Exeter Chiefs fullback Stuart Hogg arrested


Former Scotland captain Stuart Hogg appeared in court this week after being arrested on Tuesday for repeatedly contacting his estranged wife Gillian.

The former Exeter Chiefs fullback spent a night in jail, where he admitted breaching his bail terms, with his sentencing deferred.

The 32-year-old, who is set to return to rugby next season with Montpellier, will stand trial later this month after being charged with stalking in Glasgow and Hawick and sending messages of an alarming and distressing nature in Hawick and Devon.

It is alleged that he monitored his wife’s communications, tracked her movements, controlled her family life for seven years, and also accused her of infidelity.

Sheriff Kevin McCarron told Hogg that only his clean record saved him from a spell behind bars.

“It is only the fact that you have no previous that will allow me to liberate you. I will set additional conditions for you not to contact Gillian Hogg. No contact means no contact,” he said.

“Just to be clear, if there is any repeat of this, it is highly unlikely you will be granted your liberty.”

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