Olympic boxing medallist Harry Garside has been charged with assault after being arrested on his return to Australia from filming reality TV series I’m a Celebrity.
- Harry Garside came second in the latest season of reality TV show ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here’, which finished on Sunday
- The Australian Olympic boxer was arrested at Sydney International Airport on his return from filming overseas
- NSW Police said he was being questioned as part of an investigation into reports of alleged domestic violence involving a 32-year-old woman
Garside was taken into custody at Sydney International Airport on Tuesday.
Police launched an investigation into reports of an alleged domestic violence-related incident in March 1 at Bellevue Hill in Sydney’s east, a NSW Police spokeswoman said.
Garside has been charged with common assault (DV) and told 7 News he would defend the charge, as he left Mascot Police Station.
“Of course, me and my lawyer will release a statement in the coming hours,” he told a reporter late on Tuesday.
He is due to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on May 24.
Garside won bronze for Australia at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and has won seven Australian national boxing championships.
The champion men’s lightweight boxer intends to compete for Australia at the Paris 2024 Olympics.
Garside recently appeared on the ninth season of I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! He was runner-up to former champion netballer Liz Ellis.
The finale aired on Sunday night.