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Police take no further action over Chiefs

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 9/08/2016

Police say they are taking no further action over the alleged mistreatment of a stripper by Chiefs rugby players.

Police say they have again spoken to the woman, known as Scarlette, who raised concerns about the behaviour of players at a post-season function last week at the Okoroire hot pools near Matamata.

"She has been offered further information and support by police," they said in a statement on Tuesday.

"Based on these discussions, which include consideration of her wishes and the information currently available to us, police will not at this stage be taking the matter further."

The statement said the decision could be reviewed if new information came to light.

The woman had initially complained to media about being inappropriately touched and also being short-changed after being hired for the event.

The publicity prompted a second woman, named Laura, to come forward and say she was subjected to similar treatment from Chiefs players at a post-season function in 2015.

The franchise has launched an investigation into the allegations.

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