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Saturday, 3 August, 2002, 08:35 GMT 09:35 UK

Bowler sorry after sex complaint

New Zealand disabled lawn bowler John Davies has apologised for sexually harassing a Commonwealth Games volunteer in Manchester.

Davies returned to New Zealand this week after being dismissed from the team following the allegations.

The 60-year-old, who has an artificial leg, admitted the incident occurred as he and some Games' volunteers were discussing a streaker who had appeared at the bowls venue.

He said the volunteers wanted to know what the streaker looked like.

Davies claimed he clumsily attempted to demonstrate by holding a female volunteer with his hands on her breasts.

Davies admitted it was a foolish gesture and one which would haunt him for the rest of his life.

He was a member of the New Zealand triples team who were withdrawn from the competition.

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