An emotional Ray Hadley “angry and perplexed” after son’s arrest
2GB star Ray Hadley has been reduced to tears as he addressed the arrest of his police officer son.
28-year-old Daniel Hadley is facing drug possession charges after being arrested allegedly trying to buy cocaine from a dealer on Friday night.
The Senior Constable was allegedly found in possession of 0.79 of a gram of cocaine with a street value of around $200.
At a media conference in Sydney, Hadley Sr revealed he felt “inadequate as a father” and was “angry and perplexed” when he first learned of his son’s arrest.
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The broadcaster says his anger turned to shock and sadness and “wished to God” that his son had come to him to tell him he was battling mental health issues.
The 28 year old has been admitted to a clinic for treatment ahead of a court appearance next month. He’s been suspended from duty in the interim.
His father was a late withdrawal from 2GB Continuous Call Team’s Saturday show, citing “family matters”.