PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 28: Shane Yarran of the Dockers celebrates a goal during the round 23 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Western Bulldogs at Domain Stadium on August 28, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Fremantle forward Shane Yarran charged with assault

Fremantle forward Shane Yarran has been charged with assault following an incident on the weekend.

Yarran played six games this season after being recruited with pick 61 in the 2015 National Draft, following a 54-goal season in the WAFL last year.

The 27-year-old is no stranger to off-field trouble, pleading guilty to disorderly conduct in Perth Magistrates’ Court in July this year.

The club released the following statement a short time ago:

Fremantle player Shane Yarran advised the club late Tuesday that he had been charged with aggravated common assault.

Police will allege the incident involved a family member and occurred at the weekend.

The 27-year-old, who is on leave and due to appear in court next month, also advised the club that he intends to plead not guilty.

Fremantle chief executive Steve Rosich said: β€œAs the matter, which Shane advised the club of yesterday, is now before the courts, the club will not comment beyond this statement until the matter is resolved.

β€œAn allegation of this nature is treated with the utmost seriousness by the club and we will continue to monitor the legal process closely.”

The club has advised the AFL of the matter.

Yarran is due to resume official preseason training next week.

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