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Cricketer misses sentence date

posted 16 Apr 2009, 05:26 by David Rintoul   [ updated 16 Apr 2009, 05:32 ]

A WARRANT has been issued for the arrest of a young Australian cricketer who failed to return to Edinburgh for a deferred sentence on an assault charge.

Michael Radnidge, 20, who had been playing as an amateur for the Carlton Cricket Club in the Capital, pleaded guilty at the city's Sheriff Court last October to assaulting 19-year-old William Murray-Brown in Tollcross on June 30 last year.

He should have appeared for sentencing yesterday but failed to return from Australia.

The victim was left with two fractures to a cheekbone and his jaw displaced. He needed three titanium plates put in his jaw.

The court had heard the incident followed a previous argument between the two outside a city nightclub.

Defence agent Elaine Crawford said Radnidge had never been in trouble before and had a promising career as a cricketer.

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Source: Evening News

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