Nick Stevens perjury case adjourned

A Melbourne court hearing for a former AFL player charged with perjury has been adjourned, with a key witness claiming she was not fit to attend.

Nick Stevens

Nick Stevens

Nick Stevens, who played football in the Sunraysia league last season, has been charged with giving false evidence to the Ringwood Magistrates Court in December 2014 when he said he did not know the witness, during his prosecution for violence against his former partner.

The witness, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was suffering ill mental health after feeling she was the "catalyst" for the court proceedings, Melbourne Magistrates Court was told today.

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