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Brian Lake arrested in Japan: report

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    Former AFL star Brian Lake could spend much of this month in a Japanese jail after reportedly being arrested due to an incident in a bar.

    He could be held for 23 days without charge.

    Lake had helped the Indonesian Volcanoes win an Asian AFL tournament and was celebrating in the bar when he was arrested, according to News Corp.

    The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have confirmed an Australian in Japan might need their help, without providing any more details.

    “DFAT is making inquiries about an Australian in Japan who may require consular assistance and stands ready to provide assistance … should it be requested,” a spokesperson said.

    “Owing to our privacy obligations we will not provide further comment.”

    Former motorcycle world champion Wayne Gardner was detained for 12 days in Japan two years ago after an alleged road rage incident.

    Earlier this year, former Wallabies rugby star George Smith spent 20 days in a Tokyo jail after an altercation involving a local taxi driver.

    He was released without charge.

    Lake played 251 AFL games, including 197 for the Western Bulldogs before he switched to Hawthorn.

    He won the Norm Smith Medal as best on ground in the Hawks’ 2013 grand final win over Fremantle.

    Lake retired in 2015 and now works part-time in the media.

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    The Crowd Says (7)

    • July 9th 2018 @ 4:11pm
      Birdman said | July 9th 2018 @ 4:11pm | ! Report

      oh Brian, never change….

    • Roar Pro

      July 9th 2018 @ 5:16pm
      anon said | July 9th 2018 @ 5:16pm | ! Report

      Remember when he tried to choke Petrie to death.

      Lucky Lake wasn’t a Filipina basketballer we’d want him banned for life.

    • July 9th 2018 @ 5:23pm
      Pope Paul VII said | July 9th 2018 @ 5:23pm | ! Report

      Probably re-enacting the time he strangled Petrie.

    • Roar Guru

      July 10th 2018 @ 6:48am
      Paul Dawson said | July 10th 2018 @ 6:48am | ! Report

      Old Brian was never the sharpest tool in the shed

    • July 10th 2018 @ 7:59pm
      Aligee said | July 10th 2018 @ 7:59pm | ! Report

      There is only a tiny amount of crime in Japan, i read an article about Japanese Police really looking hard to find some, it is a hugely homogenous society that unlike the western world has refused mass immigration.

      Perhaps he did something bad perhaps something not so bad.

    • July 11th 2018 @ 6:58am
      Pumping Dougie said | July 11th 2018 @ 6:58am | ! Report

      Such a character

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