Former SBS reporter Scott McIntyre arrested in Japan, reportedly over search for his children

Exclusive: Australian journalist has been detained at a police station in western Tokyo since his arrest on 28 November

Scott McIntyre, the former SBS sports reporter, will spend Christmas and new year in detention in Japan after he was arrested for illegal entry, reportedly during an attempt to track down his school-age children.

McIntyre, an Australian freelance journalist based in Tokyo, was arrested on 28 November after allegedly gaining unauthorised access to the common area of the apartment building where his parents-in-law live.

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