Grant Hackett arrested on the Gold Coast

The swimmer has been taken into custody.
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Hackett was filmed in the back of the police car. Image: Seven News

Australian Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett has been arrested by police on the Gold Coast, following what is father described as a “breakdown”.

The swimmer’s father Nev called the police and requested they come to his Mermaid Waters home over a domestic violence incident involving his son.

He told News Corp, his son was “ranting and raving” and that he as been “receiving treatment from a doctor”. He said Hackett had been arrested over “mental health issues” and had gone with police without resisting. 

Hackett was seen handcuffed in the back of a police car as they drove into the Southport watch house this afternoon. He is expected to be released later this afternoon, with reports saying he will be taken to hospital by his doctor. 

The arrest is the latest in a string of incidents for the former champion swimmer.

Last year, he was forced to issue an apology after groping a passenger on a flight to Melbourne.

“I have stuffed up more than once and am working on these issues,” he said at the time.

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