• Rikki Lambert

Police arrest Birregurra footy fan for abusing umpire allegedly brandishing a knife


Birregurra police have arrested a man following an incident during the Birregurra vs Alvie football fixture at Birregurra on Saturday afternoon.


Police were called to the Birregurra Recreation Reserve just before 4pm after a spectator had been observed abusing an umpire then allegedly brandished a knife.


Police arrested the 39-year-old Birregurra man after they located him, still holding the knife.


The man was released and is expected to be charged on summons with weapons offences to attend a Magistrates Court at a later date.


In the 2 pm match at the Birregurra Saints' home ground, the visiting Alvie Swans had won 11.11 (77) to Birregurra 3.12 (30).