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Former North Melbourne coach Dean Laidley in custody


Former North Melbourne AFL coach Dean Laidley has been remanded in custody on allegations of stalking as well as other charges.

The 53-year-old from Moonee Ponds was arrested on Saturday night after an incident outside a home in St Kilda about 9:00pm.

The 1996 North Melbourne premiership player faced Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Sunday.

The father of three did not apply for bail and remained in custody on Sunday evening. He is due to face court again on May 11.

Victoria police confirmed a “Moonee Ponds man man was held over to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today, Sunday 3 May,” a statement said.

“As the matter is before the court it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”

Mr Laidley played for North Melbourne between 1993 and 1997 and had previously played for the West Coast Eagles from 1987-1992.

He coached North Melbourne from 2003-2009 before holding other coaching roles at Port Adelaide, St Kilda and Carlton — he finished the last of those at the end of the 2015 AFL season.

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