WELL.

A current AFL player is reportedly assisting Victoria Police with their inquiries into a “very serious” matter.

Hawthorn forward Ty Vickery is said to be the subject of a police investigation into allegations of extortion and associated threats.

Police confirmed that two men were arrested outside the City of Ink tattoo parlour in South Melbourne at around 1pm this afternoon.

“A 33-year-old man from Thornbury and a 27-year-old from Wheelers Hill have been arrested and are assisting police with their inquiries.”

The 33-year-old man is believed to be an ex-AFL player.

City of Ink has some level of infamy, being the tattoo parlour jointly owned by currently-imprisoned underworld figure Toby Mitchell, and former AFL player Jake King.

The Hawthorn Football Club has issued a short statement, confirming that they are aware of the inquiries that Vickery is assisting police with.

“Hawthorn Football Club is aware that Ty Vickery is assisting police in an investigation. As the matter is under investigation the club will not be making further comment at this time.”

Vickery crossed over to the Hawks as a free agent last October having previously played for the Richmond Football Club.

Police have obtained and executed search warrants on properties in Wheelers Hill, South Melbourne, and Thornbury.

The investigation is on-going, and at this stage no charges have been laid.

More to come.

Source: Herald Sun.

Photo: Adam Trafford, AFL Media/Getty.