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Davey Boy Smith arrested twice in two days
By PETER SMITH -- Calgary Sun

 Davey Boy Smith, the British Bulldog of the wrestling world, was arrested and charged yesterday after his estranged wife allegedly received a death threat.
Calgary-based wrestler Davey Boy Smith has been charged for allegedly making death threats against his estranged wife and sister-in-law. (CALGARY SUN/Jim Wells)


 Smith, 38, an international wrestling star, had been arrested and charged Wednesday night with two counts of threatening to kill Diana Hart, his estranged wife, and her sister Ellie, said Sgt. Mike Lamore.

 Police allege that after being released, he made another threat on Diana's life when she arrived at his house yesterday, and they arrested him again last night after he turned himself in.

 Police say they have been to the home several times for domestic disputes over the past few months.

 Diana said yesterday she was scared for her life, and others around her.

 "I'm absolutely terrified and everyone in my house is," she said.

 Diana said after Smith was arrested Wednesday night, she went to his house yesterday to fetch her daughter, expecting he would still be in custody.

 "Imagine my surprise when he was there," she said.

 "If I thought for a moment he was going to be there, I wouldn't have gone."

 Diana said she was intending to be in court later today where her lawyer was hoping to get a restraining order against Davey Boy Smith.

 Diana's brother, international wrestling star, Bret (The Hitman) Hart, was worried about the situation.

 "If the police take him seriously, then I take him seriously," he said.

 Bret said he hadn't spoken to Smith or his sisters since the death of his brother Owen in a wrestling tragedy, when their reaction to Owen's death upset him.

 "I don't have anything to do with the three of them. I don't talk to them," he said.

 Bret said he was sure his sister wouldn't need his protection.

 "Diana can get help from the police," he said.

 In the past two years, Davey Boy Smith, a one-time delivery boy from Manchester, England, has admitted he was battling a difficult painkiller drug problem, and had spent some time in a rehabilitation centre in Atlanta.

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