Horse Racing - Jockey arrested after riding two winners

A jockey was arrested at Wolverhampton race course on Monday – shortly after winning two races at the venue.

Horse Racing - Jockey arrested after riding two winners

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Graham Gibbons

Graham Gibbons turned up for the meeting and rode two winners but he was already wanted by police in connection with a drunken incident in Castlegate, Norton earlier in month.

Police saw his name published in the race card and the morning newspapers so were on hand to arrest him once his day's work was done.

"We have arrested a 31-year-old man on behalf of North Yorkshire Police," confirmed a spokeswoman for West Midlands Police.

Kate Hills, communications director for the course, confirmed the news: "I can confirm the police attended Wolverhampton and asked to speak to Graham Gibbons," she told The Northern Echo.

"We understand it is not related to racing."

Gibbons, 31, was banned from driving for four years in 2011 after being convicted of drink-driving for a third time.

North Yorkshire Police confirmed the man they arrested was wanted for failing to attend court on a charge of being drunk and disorderly on April 8.

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