Thorbjorn Olesen arrested on suspicion of sexual assault after reported drunken behavior on flight: Report
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Thorbjorn Olesen arrested on suspicion of sexual assault after reported drunken behavior on flight: Report

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Multiple-time European Tour winner Thorbjorn Olesen was arrested at London's Heathrow airport on suspicion of sexual assault of a female passenger while on a flight from the World Golf Championships event last Sunday evening.

Olesen was flying in the first-class section of a British Airways flight originating from Nashville, going overseas to England to land on Monday morning.

According to The Sun, the Danish-born Olesen is accused of molesting a female passenger, slinging insults at passengers and crew members, and urinating in the aisle.

A spokesperson for the London Metropolitan Police told Golf News Net, "On Monday, 29 July, officers based at Heathrow Airport arrested a 29 year-old man on an in-bound flight on suspicion of sexual assault, being drunk on board an aircraft and failing to comply with the orders of cabin crew. He was taken into custody and subsequently released under investigation."

Ian Poulter was flying with Olesen and, according to The Sun, tried to calm down his Ryder Cup teammate before falling asleep for the duration of the flight, unaware of what else had transpired.

After his T-27 finish in the tournament, Olesen tweeted afterward.

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