Jack Steven’s ex-girlfriend is ‘interviewed by police’ after footy star was stabbed in mysterious circumstances before driving himself to hospital and refusing to say how he was injured
- Jack Steven was admitted to hospital in Melbourne with stab wounds on Sunday
- His ex-girlfriend, Indiana Beresford, has since been interviewed by police
- There is no suggestion she stabbed her ex-partner, who is expected to recover
- The AFL star has also now spoken to officers, after intitally refusing to do so
AFL Star Jack Steven’s ex-girlfriend has been interviewed by police after the footy stat was stabbed in the chest.
The troubled sportsman was admitted to hospital in Melbourne in the early hours of Sunday morning with stab wounds to his chest.
His ex-partner, Indiana Beresford, who lives in the couple’s former home in Brighton East, has now been spoken to by police.
On Friday, Steven also finally spoke to investigators, after previously refusing to do so, according to the Herald Sun.
Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting Ms Beresford was involved in the stabbing, but is stating that she has simply been interviewed.
Steven (pictured, left) dropped his young daughter at the home of ex-girlfriend Indiana Beresford (right) hours before he was stabbed. She has seen been interviewed by police
Others, including possible witnesses, are also being approached by police, who are hoping to wind up the investigation within days.
A source said Steven was ‘stressed out to the max’ by the incident, and ‘has had a lot of things on his mind.’
Steven dropped his young daughter Maggie at the Brighton East home he used to share with Ms Beresford hours before he was stabbed.
He had lived at the home with Ms Beresford and their daughter before they separated last year.
The AFL star was reportedly accompanied by a woman, who is believed to be his new flame Marley Gordon.
AFL player Jack Steven, 30, (pictured at St Kilda training in August, 2019) was admitted to hospital with a stab wound last weekend
Geelong player Jack Steven (pictured, right with new girlfriend Marley Gordon, left) went to hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning
He later arrived at the Alfred Hospital with stab wounds.
Hospital staff first raised the matter with police, who are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Steven’s new club, the Geelong Cats, pledged unwavering support to the father-of-one last Sunday.
‘The club is aware that Jack Steven was injured in an incident last night,’ a statement reads.
‘Jack is in hospital and recovering. The club’s concern is for Jack’s health and well being.
Steven (pictured, left) is now in a relationship with receptionist Marley Gordon (right) after his break-up last year
‘The matter has been referred to police and until their investigations are completed the club will not be in position to offer further comment.’
His new teammates have also spoken of how well Steven appeared to be doing in the lead up to the incident.
Former Cats captain Cameron Ling told ABC radio he was shattered to hear of the incident.
‘He has battled mental health issues and worked through those and loved being at the beach and close to the coastal lifestyle,’ Ling said.
‘All reports from the club were he was training hard through the summer until the season stopped because of coronavirus.’
Steven and Ms Gordon (pictured together) travelled around New Zealand together in November and spent summer in Steven’s hometown Lorne
Ling insisted Steven was looking ahead to the future and ‘excited about what the season held for him’.
‘We don’t know many details other than that footy is the furthest thing from his mind and his family’s mind. All it is will be his health and wellbeing and recovering from this.’
‘At his best he is a wonderful footballer and he came to the Cats looking for a change of scenery to reinvigorate his love of the game.’
Steven is expected to make a full recovery and will be match fit to return to the field when the season resumes following a break during the COVID-19 lockdown.
A Victoria Police spokesman confirmed to Daily Mail Australia a 30-year-old Lorne man was taken to a Melbourne hospital overnight last Saturday.