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Stuart Hogg arrested outside estranged wife’s house day after Calcutta Cup

Stuart Hogg
Stuart Hogg split from his wife Gillian last year - Getty Images/David Rogers

Former Scotland captain Stuart Hogg was arrested by police outside his estranged wife’s home, less than 24 hours after his country’s victory over England in the Calcutta Cup.

Hogg, who played 100 times for Scotland and is the country’s all-time leading try-scorer, retired in sudden fashion ahead of the World Cup last year, despite being named in the training squad.

The 31-year-old was charged with threatening behaviour last weekend, a day after attending the Six Nations tie at Murrayfield. Police were called out shortly before 5pm on Sunday, February 25, and he was arrested outside a home in Hawick, his hometown.

The Scottish Sun reported he had been taken to a local police station following the incident, where he was interviewed and later released.

Hogg split from his wife Gillian last year while she was pregnant with their fourth child. He has started a new relationship with Leonna Mayor, a horse racing presenter who has been described as “the world’s sexiest jockey”.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 4.40pm on Sunday, 25 February, police were called to an address in Hawick.

“A 31-year-old man was arrested and charged. He was released on an undertaking to appeal at Jedburgh Sheriff Court at a later date. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Scotland had won 30-21 over England the day before the arrest; their fourth Calcutta Cup win in a row.

Hogg had mingled at the game with celebrities, including actor Martin Compston and TV chef Gregg Wallace, posting on Instagram: “What a day. What a result. Cracking performance from the @‌scotlandteam lads.”

He is expected to appear in court later this month.

The breakdown of his marriage was said to have left his wife, who he married in Barony Castle in Peeblesshire in 2016, devastated.

He said in December following reports of the split: “I did not want to comment on any personal matters.

“However, the online abuse has crossed a line that is impacting my family, relationships and well-being.

“I’m upset that people think that I have not been there for my children – this is not the case. I do and will continue to see them often.

“My marriage ended some time before the baby was born – it was the best decision for us all. I will not be commenting further as it is a private issue.”

Hogg currently works for TNT Sports on their Premiership and Champions Cup coverage. TNT is not commenting on the matter.

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