Police handcuff Zac Guildford after escape bid

By By Andrew Koubaridis

Disgraced All Black Zac Guildford was seen handcuffed in a Rarotonga police station after his drunken episode at Trader Jacks bar.

A police source told the Herald in the Cook Islands capital late last night  that Guildford said, ``I'm sorry'', when he saw him at the station.

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Earlier, Guildford had tried to escape from police who were taking him to hospital to be treated for injuries he got while swimming through a lagoon.

He was still naked at that time.

Friends brought clothes for him from his hotel room to the police station.

Trader Jacks owner Jack Cooper said Guildford was ``completely out of it'' when he entered the bar.

``He went up and punched one of our patrons and then went round the bar and then he struck a guy who was celebrating his 60th birthday.

``Then he realised he was naked and started apologising to everyone.''

The 60-year-old allegedly struck was Australian Nick Cox.

Mr Cox told the Herald on Sunday he did not plan to lay a formal complaint, but Guildford had ``an issue that he needs to sort out''.

- Hawkes Bay Today

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