Former Wildcat Terry Newton found dead

posted on 26 September 2010

The former Great Britain rugby league player Terry Newton has been found dead at a house in Greater Manchester.

The 31-year-old is understood to have been found hanged at a house in Orrell, near Wigan, on Sunday afternoon.

In February, the hooker was given a two-year suspension from the game by the UK Anti-Doping Agency after testing positive for a human growth hormone.

The former Leeds, Wigan and Bradford player then had his playing contract cancelled by Wakefield.

“Shortly after 2pm on Sunday 26 September 2010, police were called to a house on Harswell Close in Orrell, Wigan, following a report of concern for welfare,” a Greater Manchester Police spokesman said.

“Officers went to the address and found the body of a 31-year-old man.

“Inquiries have been launched, but there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.”

Courtesy of BBC NEWS website.

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats would like to pass on their heartfelt condolences to Terry’s family.

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