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Aussie Rules coach murdered, son arrested

Phil Walsh
Phil Walsh

Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh has been murdered, South Australia Police have confirmed.

The 55-year-old died despite treatment from ambulance crews after the incident at his home in the early hours of Friday morning Australian time. His wife was taken to hospital with what police described as "non life threatening injuries".

Walsh's 26-year-old son has been arrested and charged with his father's murder.

A South Australia Police statement on read: "Police can confirm that the man murdered at Somerton Park in the early hours of the morning is Phil Walsh, coach of the Adelaide Crows.

"Just after 2am, Police and ambulance crews were called to a house in Bungey Avenue after a domestic dispute.

"Ambulance crews treated a seriously injured 55-year-old man at the home but sadly he died at the scene. The man's son, aged 26, has been arrested but no charge has yet been laid.

"The deceased's wife sustained non life threatening injuries during the incident and is currently receiving treatment in hospital.

"Sturt CIB and Major Crime Detectives remain at the scene and investigations continue."

The Crows finished 10th in the AFL, the highest level of Australian Rules football, last year and currently lie seventh in this season's standings.

They were due to play the Geelong Cats on Sunday but the game has been cancelled.