August 1, 2019 / 4:17 PM / 4 months ago

Man named by media reports as Olesen arrested at Heathrow

FILE PHOTO: Golf - European Tour - British Masters - Walton Heath Golf Club, Walton-on-the-Hill, Britain - October 11, 2018 Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen during the first round Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

(Reuters) - A man named by British media outlets as European Ryder Cup golfer Thorbjorn Olesen was arrested at Heathrow Airport on Monday.

London police confirmed an arrest, without naming the man.

“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,” they said in a statement to Reuters.

“He was taken into custody and subsequently released under investigation.”

Olesen’s agent Rory Flanagan did not respond to a request by Reuters for comment.

Olesen, a Dane with five European Tour victories, played in a World Golf Championships event in Memphis last week, finishing equal 27th.

He made his Ryder Cup debut in Paris last year, beating American Jordan Spieth in the final-day singles.

Olesen was not scheduled to play this week.

Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Additional reporting by Andrew MacAskill; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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