MANLY Sea Eagles star Dylan Walker has been charged after allegedly assaulting his fiancée at a home in Sydney overnight.
Police say emergency services were called to a house on Prescott Avenue at Dee Why around 5pm on Thursday.
“A 24-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted and suffered minor cuts to her shoulder, leg and feet,” police said in a statement.
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She was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics.
Walker was arrested at the scene by police and taken to Manly Police Station where he was charged with common assault (DV) and assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV).
He was granted conditional bail to appear at Manly Local Court on Tuesday 11 December.
At a press conference on Friday morning, Manly Sea Eagles boss Lyall Gorman said the club was “greatly disappointed” by the allegations and confirmed they were now focused on looking after the welfare of Dylan’s partner and young baby.
“We express great disappointment on behalf of our club,” he told reporters.
“The allegations around domestic violence are totally foreign to anything we stand for – to our culture, to our values, as of course to the game of Rugby League holistically.
“We all know they have incredibly strong views around domestic violence of any sort, particularly in relation to females.”
.@SeaEagles boss Lyall Gorman says he has spoken on three occasions to the fiance of @NRL star Dylan Walker who was charged with domestic violence offences following an incident at their home on Prescott Avenue, Dee Why. "It's extraordinarily disappointing" – Lyall Gorman – CEO pic.twitter.com/36s9Wwk7xl
— 7 News Brisbane (@7NewsBrisbane) December 6, 2018
Several of Dylan #Walker’s neighbours witnessed the alleged assault of his fiancé outside their Dee Why home. They’ve told @9NewsSyd the Manly NRL player allegedly forced her to the ground while she was holding their baby. Walker’s been charged with domestic violence offences.
— Tiffiny Genders (@tiffgenders) December 6, 2018