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Former rugby league star Keith Mason to be interview by police after Birstall crash

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Former rugby league star and budding actor Keith Mason is due to be interviewed by police over his alleged involvement in a car accident which left a family requiring hospital treatment.

We understand Mason, 32, a former Wakefield Wildcats, Huddersfield Giants and Castleford Tigers player, will be spoken to by officers investigating a collision in Birstall.

A mother and her two daughters were taken to hospital after a head-on crash between two cars on Cambridge Road on Saturday afternoon.

They were in a Mini that was left badly damaged following a collision with a Nissan Qashqai at about 4.50pm.

West Yorkshire Police have confirmed that they are carrying out an investigation and that a 32-year-old man is “helping with enquiries”.

We understand Mason, who has not been arrested, will attend a police station for a formal interview within the next few days.

When approached for a comment, Mason referred us to his lawyer, Richard Cramer.

Mr Cramer declined to comment on the matter.

An acquaintance of the woman who was involved in the collision told us she and her daughters, aged 11 and eight, had been left extremely shaken.

The woman, who did not want to be identified, said: “The car was smashed up and her youngest daughter hurt her neck and bit her lip - there was a lot of blood.

“The driver of the Nissan reversed after the crash. He got out of the car and came over.

“Lots of neighbours came out to see what was going on.

“The little girl was put on a stretcher and put in an ambulance to go to Pinderfields Hospital.

“Luckily they were OK - just very shaken up and suffering from aches and pains.”

Since retiring from Super League, Mason has been pursuing an acting and modelling career.

He has already landed a role alongside Hollywood star Mickey Rourke in crime drama Skin Traffik and has said he would love to appear in a James Bond film.

 

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