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Michael Slater: Cricketer is rushed to hospital by police and paramedics

Cricketer Michael Slater is rushed to hospital by police and paramedics for mental health reasons as his domestic violence charges are dismissed

A court has dismissed charges against former Test cricketer Michael Slater as he’s hospitalised for mental health reasons.

Slater, 52, was charged last year with stalking or intimidating his partner and using a carriage service to menace or harass her. 

A police prosecutor told Waverley Local Court on Wednesday that Slater was ‘detained’ by police and ambulance last night.

Cricketer Michael Slater, above, at Manly police station last October

Magistrate Ross Hudson said that the cricketer’s health appeared to have somewhat ‘unravelled’.

He said a breach of an apprehended violence order – where he sent messages to his ex-partner – appeared to be a ‘cry for help’.

The charges were quashed.