Castleford Tigers player jailed

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CASTLEFORD Tigers star Martin Aspinwall (pictured) - a former Huddersfield Giants and Wigan Warriors player - has been jailed for four months.

The 29-year-old second-rower, who joined Castleford on a 12-month contract from Huddersfield last November, crashed his car during a high-speed police pursuit in his home town of Wigan, Liverpool Crown Court was told.

Aspinwall, who pleaded guilty to dangerous driving during an earlier hearing, was also disqualified from driving for two years and told he must take an extended driving test to re-apply for his licence.

The sentencing hearing comes just four months after Aspinwall was given a suspended jail term of eight months after pleading guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm during a drunken argument at a bar in Wigan.

Aspinwall has made 14 out of a possible 16 appearances in Super League this year and was a try scorer in Castleford’s 22-22 draw against his old club Wigan last Sunday.

In a statement, Castleford said: “The club wish to make no further comment on Aspinwall’s situation at this time.”