Olympic boxer Harry Garside is charged over alleged domestic assault incident involving his ex-girlfriend… following dramatic airport arrest moments after he returned from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
- Harry Garside has been released on bail following his arrest
- The 25-year-old is accused of domestic violence against his former partner
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Olympic boxer Harry Garside has been released on bail after being charged over the alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend moments after touching down in Sydney following his stint on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
The Olympic bronze medallist is accused of committing domestic assault against his ex-girlfriend, Ash Ruscoe, at a property in Bondi in March.
After spending two hours in a Sydney police station, Garside said he would release a full statement in due course, but told 7News that the arrest was ‘very confronting’.
He has been charged with domestic-violence-related common assault and will appear at Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court on May 24.
The champion men’s lightweight boxer won bronze for Australia at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and has won seven Australian national boxing championships.
Harry Garside has been released on bail following his arrest for alleged domestic violence
The 25-year-old boxer is accused of domestic violence against Ash Ruscoe in March
Ruscoe, a wellness instructor, claims the incident took place at a Bondi property
I’m a Celeb’s finale aired on Sunday night. Host Julia Morris said the result came down to the wire.
‘We can say the result was extremely close,’ she said.
News Corp has reported that Garside was met by police detectives upon his arrival at Sydney Airport on Monday after his flight from Johannesburg.
Garside was travelling with his father, Shaun, who was allowed to continue through customs to collect his bags.
Garside, on the other hand, was escorted by two NSW Police detectives and two Australian Federal Police officers to a waiting car.
Garside came a close runner-up to former champion netballer Liz Ellis (right) on I’m a Celeb
Ash Ruscoe and Garside set up for a boxing exercise session at Bondi Beach in 2021 when they were still a couple
The 25-year-old athlete was then taken to a nearby police station, where he was interviewed over an alleged incident that took place in March with his ex-girlfriend.
Ruscoe, a wellness instructor and personal trainer, competed on another Ten reality show, The Amazing Race Australia with former partner Sidney Pierucci.
The alleged altercation took place in Ruscoe’s Bondi apartment complex and required police intervention.
Garside recently shared a picture of himself and his father on Instagram, taken in business class on a Qantas flight.
He captioned the post: ‘Had to upgrade my best mate to business with me. What an experience it has been. Something I will truly never forget, friendships that will last a lifetime.’