Wests forward charged with assault

Wests and Samoa forward Michael Chee-Kam faces two charges of assault after an incident in Bondi last weekend.

A taxi driver was allegedly punched through the window of his car.

The NRL has been notified after the NSW Police issued a statement of facts on Thursday regarding the incident, which is alleged to have happened on Sunday, December 30.

The Tigers have issued a statement, it read: “Wests Tigers have been made aware of an incident involving a player on December 30, 2018.

“The club is working with the NRL Integrity Unit on the matter and will be making no further comment at this stage.”

Two men – 26-year-old Chee-Kam and an 18-year-old man, who is not a Wests player – allegedly attacked the taxi driver in Campbell Parade at Bondi Beach about 10:30pm.

The taxi driver flagged down a passing police patrol car. The two men were later questioned by police after a taxi they were passengers in was stopped shortly after.

The pair have been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault. They are due to appear in Waverley Local Court on Tuesday, February 5.

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