Ben Cousins caught inside secure SAS facility

FORMER AFL star Ben Cousins is believed to be undergoing mental health assessment after being caught inside Perth's Special Air Service Regiment.

The 36-year-old was found inside the SAS Campbell Barracks in Swanbourne on Saturday night, but it is not known why he was there, the ABC reported. He was taken to hospital for assessment

Police were still investigating whether to charge Cousins with an offence.

The former West Coast Eagles captain is due to appear in court on April 8 on reckless driving charges stemming from a police pursuit in Perth last week.

Police allege the former midfielder was driving erratically in the southern Perth suburb of Bicton about 10:30pm on Wednesday when he failed to stop for officers.

The Brownlow medallist, who was once banned from the AFL for bringing the game into disrepute,  has had a long and public battle with drug addiction and abuse.

More on this at ABC News