‘Peed in the aisle’: golf star accused
A GOLF pro has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault after allegedly going on a tirade before reportedly molesting a woman on a British Airways flight.
Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter, 43, stepped in to calm pal Thorbjorn Olesen, 29, after the Dane allegedly hurled abuse at passengers and crew.
But Olesen is alleged to have then molested the woman while Poulter slept.
The Dane is also accused of urinating in their first-class aisle.
Police were waiting to meet the BA flight from Nashville, Tennessee when it landed at Heathrow.
"He started abusing some of the passengers and crew and then made a pass at one of the female passengers before taking a leak in the aisle," a witness said of Olesen.
"It was shocking behaviour. You would expect it maybe on a budget airline but not in the first-class cabin on BA.''
Olesen and Poulter played at the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational in Memphis last weekend.
Olesen, who lives in London, finished a disappointing 27th and tweeted: "Now for some time off and practice to get things right."
Poulter's agent, Paul Dunkley, said the golfer had helped calm down a "slightly intoxicated" passenger.
"He then went to sleep and the first he knew of anything else was when the police were waiting at Heathrow," he added.
London's Metropolitan Police said a 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault, being drunk on board an aircraft and failing to comply with the orders of cabin crew.
A spokesman said: "He was taken into custody and subsequently released under investigation".
BA said: "This sort of behaviour will not be tolerated.''
Olesen could not be reached for comment.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission.
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