Police have charged former world darts champion Ted Hankey with sexual assault.
The 54-year-old has been charged in relation to an incident in September 2021, a Cheshire Police spokesman confirmed.
A police spokesman said: “The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Cheshire Constabulary to charge Edward Hankey with the sexual assault of a woman.
“The CPS made the decision to charge the 54-year-old after reviewing a file of evidence from Cheshire Constabulary.”
The former professional darts player, of Wendover Grove, Berry Hill, Stoke-on-Trent, has been released on bail and will appear at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, police said.
Hankey, whose nickname is The Count, is a two-time World Professional Darts champion.
His walk-on music was the 2002 song “Be on Your Way” by DJ Zany.
He first qualified for the BDO World Championship in 1998 and went on to win in 2000 and 2009.
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In December 2021 it was announced Hankey was withdrawing from the World Seniors Darts Championship, held in February.