Fremantle forward Shane Yarran has been granted personal leave from the club, after he was charged with unlawful wounding.

It is the latest in a string of off-field incidents for Yarran, who appeared in court yesterday in relation to a charge of aggravated common assault, stemming from an alleged incident last month.

However, following the brief court appearance, Yarran was also charged by Police for unlawful wounding, in relation to an alleged incident in July 2015.

“We have accepted Shane’s request for personal leave, which will allow him to concentrate on his personal life and also focus on some off-field matters,” Fremantle CEO Steve Rosich said.

“We have been assisting Shane in dealing with these matters and will continue to do so.

“Shane’s return from personal leave will be assessed in consultation with him.

“The details around this most recent allegation, which allegedly occurred in mid-2015, are yet to be fully understood by the club.

“An allegation of this nature is treated with the utmost seriousness by the club and we will continue to monitor the legal process closely.

“As the matter is still before the courts, the club will not comment further until the matter is resolved.”

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