England news January 15, 2014

Former cricketer on attempted murder charge

ESPNcricinfo staff

A former MCC and second XI cricketer has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing of a DJ in a Devon bar.

Raoul East, 37, who played second XI cricket for Warwickshire, Essex and Somerset as well as representing the MCC, is accused of trying to kill Andrew Hinds at the Vault bar in Seaton, Devon, on January 5.

Police officers attended the Vault public house at around 6am on Sunday following a call from the ambulance service who were at the scene treating a man who had suffered a stab wound to the chest. He was treated at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

East, who played in teams alongside the likes of James Foster, Graham Napier, Jim Troughton and Kabir Ali, is understood to be the landlord of the bar.

East was refused bail and was remanded in custody by Exeter magistrates. He will appear later this month at Exeter Crown Court.