NRL Player Dylan Walker Denies Domestic Violence Allegations
The fiancée of Manly NRL star Dylan Walker intends to retract her statement to police over his alleged assault of her, at the couple’s Sydney home.
Alexandra Ivkovic arrived at Manly Court separately to Walker on Tuesday morning, but inside sat next to the player, as his case was briefly mentioned.
His lawyer Ramy Qutami told the Magistrate he had instructions to enter a not guilty plea on his client’s behalf, and that Ivkovic would be withdrawing her complaint.
“I understand the PINOP (person in need of protection) has legal representation and intends to file a retraction statement,” Qutami said.
Walker was arrested at the couple’s Dee Why home last Thursday, and charged with common assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Police allege the attack left Ivkovic with minor cuts to her shoulder, leg and feet.
She was treated at the scene by paramedics.
Witnesses told 10 News First that Ivkovic was holding the couple’s young son when she fell to the ground.
Court papers prepared by police allege “the offence is of a violent nature” and that the “defendant did make admissions to the offence.”
The papers also reveal that investigators also have an independent witness to the assault.
Walker and Ivkovic did not answer questions from a large media pack and left court together.
The case will be mentioned again on December 18, and as part of his bail, Walker will have to comply with the conditions of an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order.
The order states Walker must not assault, stalk, intimidate or harass Ivkovic, or damage her property.
Manly officials were also present in court, but declined to reveal whether Walker would be welcome back at pre-season training as the case progresses through the legal system.