Bowls 'bad boy' left with broken leg and a black eye after brawl with cage fighter at hotel

A LAWN bowls “bad boy” had his leg broken by a cage fighter.

Danny Denison, 56, had to pull out of this week’s world championships after a ruck at a hotel.

A friend said last night: “He got into some banter with an alleged cage fighter. He’s still got a smile on his face though.”

Police were called in the early hours of New Year’s Eve to the three-star Hotel Celebrity in Bournemouth, Dorset.

The ex-crown green champ — who is registered disabled after a car accident in 2015 — was taken to hospital with a broken leg, damaged ribs and a black eye.

His leg is now in plaster, forcing him to miss the ongoing world indoor tournament at Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk.

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Danny, from Torquay, Devon, said: “I’m disappointed as I’m trying to get back in the top 16.

I don’t know who the attacker was. It’s going to court.”

A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of GBH and was released pending inquiries.

Danny got community service for assaulting two women in a Chinese takeaway in 2006.

He was also jailed in 2007 for fraud and perjury and later banned in 2015 after trashing his world tour accommodation.

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