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Redruth-born comedian Rory McGrath cautioned for three assaults

By WBKatri  |  Posted: July 05, 2013

Rory McGrath

REDRUTH-born comedian and writer Rory McGrath has been cautioned for three assaults in Cornwall.

The Three Men in a Boat star was held at Camborne police station and questioned over an alleged drunken assault that happened in Pool on May 15 at 10.15pm.

Today Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed a 57-year-old man from the Cambridgeshire area has been cautioned in relation to three offences of assault by beating.

In May a spokesman for the force said: “Police were called to a property in the Pool area, near Redruth, following a report that a man had assaulted a male and female couple, who, it is understood, were attempting to assist this man who was heavily in drink.

"A man in his late-40s received a bloody nose and scratches to the face. A 57-year-old man from the Cambridge area was arrested for common assault and an actual bodily harm assault."

Educated at Redruth Grammar School, Mr McGrath went to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and became a member of the Cambridge Footlights, finding fame on the Channel 4 sketch show Who Dares Wins.

A long-time panellist on the sports quiz They Think It's All Over, he has enjoyed five adventures for the BBC series Three Men In A Boat.

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