Statement From The Ospreys Re: Gavin Henson

The Ospreys are delighted to confirm that all criminal charges facing Gavin Henson following alleged incidents on Sunday December 2nd have been dropped.

 After Gavin's legal team at Graham Evans and Partners served all the defence witness statements upon the Crown Prosecution Service, they have considered the matter in its entirety and made a decision in the interests of justice to discontinue proceedings against Gavin. Ospreys Managing Director Mike Cuddy said: "Having already carried out our own internal investigation, this comes as no surprise at all, as we were in no doubt whatsoever that Gavin would not face any form of action. We're satisfied that this is now the end of the matter and we hope that people will now get behind him and the team as they prepare for a crucial week on the pitch." Gavin Henson said: "I'm delighted that all the charges against me have been dropped. Whilst it is always very difficult to read and hear things about yourself that aren't true, I never had any doubt that I would be vindicated. The decision by the CPS to drop all charges ahead of my scheduled court appearance next week has saved everybody a lot of unnecessary inconvenience. "The Ospreys have a massive week ahead with crucial matches against Gloucester on Saturday and Bourgoin next weekend. I'm looking forward to being able to concentrate solely on what happens on the pitch, and helping the Ospreys to qualify for the knockout stages of the Heineken Cup."