Police hunt for Orpheus Pledger after court no-show

Former Home & Away heartthrob facing serious alleged assault charges.

Updated: Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Pledger. Police said the actor was known to frequent Northcote, in inner Melbourne, and the surrounding areas. They described him as approximately 170 centimetres tall with brown hair and a tanned complexion.


Former Home & Away and Neighbours actor Orpheus Pledger is at large after he was due in court on serious assault charges.

Pledger, 30, faces serious charges related to an alleged assault and causing injury. He has been on remand since March 27th and appeared via video link last week when his matter was mentioned briefly.

Yesterday Pledger was sent under police escort to Royal Melbourne Hospital about 3.30am to undergo a mental health assessment and was due to return to Melbourne Magistrates Court.

Pledger’s lawyer, Jasper MacCuspie, said there is “no way to contact him.”

Pledger’s bail was revoked for his case to be heard again on May 10 and an application for an arrest warrant was made to court.

Pledger who played Mason Morgan on Home & Away from 2016–2019 drew headlines in mid-2018 after saving a woman from a violent assault by a hooded predator in Surry Hills.

He later appeared in SAS Australia in 2022.

Source: news.com.au, Daily Mail, The Age.