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Former Swimming Australia coach arrested at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

Former Swimming Australia coach arrested at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
April 25, 2018

Former Swimming Australia coach Brian Sutton after he allegedly refused to leave an event at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre today.

Sutton, the former Head Coach of the men’s Australian swim team allegedly tried to get onto the pool deck by using someone else’s accreditation during the Australian Age National Championships.

News.co.au has reported that while attending the junior national swim championships Sutton didn’t have the proper accreditation for Wednesday’s event and was using the other person’s to try and gain access.

Security caught Sutton and asked him to leave the venue just before 11.30am Wednesday.

When he refused, officers from nearby Auburn Police Station were called to the venue and spoke with Mr Sutton.

He then allegedly became aggressive towards police and resisted arrest but was eventually taken by officers to Auburn station.

Sutton’s dramatic scuffle with police while in the stands of Sydney Olympic pool was caught on camera and released by 9 News.

After spending some time in custody, he was later released and taken to Westmead Hospital by NSW Ambulance with a shoulder injury.

A NSW Police spokesman could not confirm if charges will be laid over the alleged incident but said inquiries are continuing.

Swimming Australia said Sutton was banned from the junior championships for the rest of the week and it was considering further sanctions in the coming weeks.

Sutton was sacked as Swimming Australia’s Head Men’s Coach in 2003 after he was suspended from the World Championships in Germany.

Image: Former swimming coach Brian Sutton being arrested by NSW Police. Courtesy of Channel 9

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