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Milford charged by police after Fortitude Valley incident

Former Broncos five-eighth and incoming Rabbitohs recruit Anthony Milford has been charged with three counts of assault by police after being arrested on Sunday night.

Milford was detained by Queensland police overnight after reports of a disturbance involving the one-time Maroons utility.

Queensland Police issued a statement on Monday to say: "Police were called to Marshall Street in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley shortly before 2am following reports of a disturbance.

"A 27-year-old Forest Lake man was arrested nearby and charged with three counts of assault occasioning bodily harm and one count of wilful damage.

"He was given police bail to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on October 20."

The NRL has confirmed it has been made "aware of the alleged incident" involving Milford, with the "Integrity Unit now liaising with Queensland police".

Milford played the last of his 151 games for the Broncos in round 25 after being told the club would not renew his lucrative contract midway through the season.

He then signed a one-year deal to link with South Sydney next season under former Broncos assistant Jason Demetriou.

Milford's contract with the Rabbitohs does not officially start until November 1, while Brisbane released a statement on Monday morning saying he is on leave from the club until that date.

"Anthony Milford has completed his contractual duties with the Brisbane Broncos. He is on leave and due to begin a new NRL contract elsewhere at the commencement of the 2022 pre-season.

"As the matter is now before the courts, the Broncos will make no further comment."