- Title: Golfer Olesen arrives for court hearing over sexual assault charge
- Date: 18th September 2019
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (SEPTEMBER 18, 2019) (REUTERS) GOLFER THORBJORN OLESEN ARRIVES AT ISLEWORTH CROWN COURT VARIOUS OF COURT SIGNAGE (TWO SHOTS) OUTSIDE OF COURT BUILDING VARIOUS OF OLESEN LEAVING COURT (TWO SHOTS)
- Embargoed: 2nd October 2019 10:13
- Keywords: Thorbjorn Olesen golf Isleworth Crown Court
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Golf,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA001AX6PGZJ
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- Story Text: Danish Ryder Cup golfer Thorbjorn Olesen appeared in court on Wednesday (September 18) for a preliminary hearing as he fights charges of sexual assault, being drunk on an aircraft and common assault.
The 29-year-old, who helped Europe to victory in the Ryder Cup last year, was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport on July 29 following a flight from the United States, where he had been playing a World Golf Championships event in Memphis.
Olesen entered pleas of not guilty to all charges at Uxbridge Magistrates Court last month, and the case transferred to Isleworth Crown Court. The trial will take place next year.
He has five European Tour victories and made his Ryder Cup debut in Paris last year, beating American Jordan Spieth in the final-day singles.
He was suspended by the European Tour "pending the outcome of legal proceedings".
(Production: Iain Axon and Paul Hardy)
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