Orpheus Pledger: Home and Away star arrested after Australian manhunt

Written by on April 26, 2024

Former Home and Away star Orpheus Pledger has been arrested after a three-day police manhunt in Australia.

Mr Pledger, 30, is facing four charges for allegedly assaulting a woman, authorities say.

He had been granted bail on Monday to undergo a court-ordered medical assessment, on the strict condition that he return the following day.

But when he failed to show up in court, police appealed for public information and issued an arrest warrant.

The actor was detained in Melbourne on Thursday, Victoria Police said. They did not offer further details.

His manager, Craig McMahon, told the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper he had not been in contact with his client this week but that he had been shocked by the assault allegations.

He also said that Mr Pledger had been struggling with mental health issues.

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