Cricketer Michael Slater faces NEW criminal charges just weeks after he was rushed to hospital
Cricket player Michael Slater faces NEW criminal charges just weeks after being rushed to hospital by police and paramedics on mental health grounds when PREVIOUS domestic violence charges were dismissed
- Slater was arrested after police were called last month over an alleged incident
- Ex-cricketer charged with assault and stalking/harassment of a woman
- Released on bail, police request provisional arrest for violence
Former star cricketer Michael Slater has been charged with assault and stalking/harassment of a woman after police were called last month about an alleged incident.
The ex-Test batsman was arrested Friday morning at Manly Police Station on Sydney’s northern beaches, after officers were called to a unit in the suburb on April 26.
Slater pleaded not guilty when he faced a magistrate later that day.
Slater (pictured leaving Manly Police Station in October 2021) has been given conditional bail after seeing a magistrate
“About 9:20 p.m. (Tuesday, April 26, 2022) Northern Beaches Police Area Command officers were called to a unit on West Promenade, Manly,” the police said in a statement.
“On arrival, the police were told that a 52-year-old man allegedly assaulted a 35-year-old woman.”
Slater was released on bail on the condition that he not contact the alleged victim and use alcohol or illegal drugs.
Police have applied for a provisional arrest warrant on behalf of the alleged victim.
The former Test seizure (pictured with ex-wife Jo) was hospitalized for mental health reasons when the stalking allegation was quashed on April 27.
Slater previously worked as a commentator for Channel Seven with ex-test skipper Ricky Ponting (center) and Mel McLaughlin (left)
On April 27, a court dismissed charges that Slater had stalked or harassed his ex-partner and used a carriage to threaten or harass her.
A police prosecutor told Waverley Local Court that day that Slater had been ‘detained’ by police and paramedics the previous night when he was hospitalized for mental health reasons.
Magistrate Ross Hudson said the cricketer’s health appeared to be somewhat ‘unraveled’.
He said a violation of a pending warrant – in which he sent messages to his ex-partner – appeared to be a ‘cry for help’.
The charges were quashed.
The court heard from police prosecutor Lachlan Kirby, who said Slater had been ‘detained by police and paramedics’ the night before after a suspected domestic violence-related incident at a unit in Manly, before the cricket great was transported to a mental institution in the north. from Sydney. beaches.