West Coast have released the following statement on their website.

The West Coast Eagles are investigating an alleged incident over last weekend in Kalbarri that involved small forward Liam Ryan being issued with a move on notice.

He obeyed the move on notice and it is believed the incident involved a family dispute. The club will be working with Liam to establish the details.

The club will at all times keep the AFL fully informed of all relevant details.

The club remains cognisant of Liam’s health and wellbeing and will work closely with him to ensure those considerations are prioritised. Once the club has established the facts around the allegations it will release further information.

Until then the club will make no further comment.

West Coast forward Liam Ryan is being investigated by police after a domestic violence incident in Kalbarri, 570 kilometers from Perth according to PerthNow’s Gabrielle Knowles.

The 22-year-old was handed a 72-hour police order after being called to an incident outside a motel in the area on Sunday morning.

Ryan was not named in a statement by WA Police, however they said they were called to an incident at approximately 4.20am, speaking to a 20-year-old woman.

No official complaint has been made to police at this stage.

A police order is issued when an arrest cannot be made due to a lack of evidence, but police are concerned for the safety and wellbeing of the person in question.

A police order provides temporary but instant protection for a person who is being threatened.

It provides temporary relief to allow the person to attend court to obtain a Restraining Order.

A Police Order can be issued without requirement, consent or complaint from an individual.