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Burnie Magistrate Leanne Topfer fines Shaun Desmond Arnol for West Park New Year’s Eve pitch invasion | The Advocate



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A Burnie man’s flaccid attempt at a full lap of West Park during the New Year’s Eve carnival has resulted in a fine. Shaun Desmond Arnol appeared in the Burnie Magistrates Court on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to a count of entering reserved area of a sports venue. Video which circulated on social media in early January showed his pitch invasion and attempted lap being cut short by a well timed tackle from a police officer. In the video a member of the crowd yells out “you’ve got him” before Arnol is tackled, which resulted in cheers from onlookers. In court on Tuesday, police prosecutor Nicola Wright said the defendant…

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