Police arrest former Australian cricketer Michael Slater for alleged domestic violence


Sydney - New South Wales Police confirm that they received the complaint on October 12


Published: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 9:56 AM

Last updated: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 10:38 AM

Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater has been arrested on Wednesday, after an alleged domestic violence incident last week.

The 51-year-old was taken on Wednesday morning to Manly police station, where he remains, as per the Sydney Morning Herald. New South Wales police confirmed that they received reports of a domestic violence incident alleged to have occurred on October 12.

“Officers attached to the Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command commenced an investigation yesterday [on Tuesday] after receiving reports of a domestic violence incident alleged to have occurred on Tuesday 12 October 2021,” NSW Police said in a statement on Wednesday. “Following inquiries, detectives attended a home at Manly about 9.20 am and spoke with a 51-year-old man. He has since been arrested and taken to Manly police station,” the statement added.

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Slater played in 74 Test matches and 42 One Day Internationals for the men’s Australia national cricket team. During his test career which lasted for close to a decade, he smashed 5,312 runs before his 2004 retirement.

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