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Troubled footy star Shane Yarran is found dead at home aged 28 after suspected suicide

Troubled AFL star Shane Yarran has been found dead aged 28.

His body was discovered at home in Seville Grove, Perth at 4pm on Friday. 

It is believed Yarran took his own life. Police are not treating the death as suspicious and are preparing a report for the coroner. 

Yarran, who leaves a young daughter, joined Fremantle Dockers in 2015 but retired after just six games as he faced two assault charges.

He was recently training with former club Subiaco and playing in the WAFL for Gosnells in a bid to reignite his career.

Tragic: Troubled AFL star Shane Yarran (pictured playing for the Fremantle Dockers) has been found dead at home aged 28 

Yarran, who leaves a young daughter (pictured together), joined Fremantle Dockers in 2015 but retired after just six games as he faced two assault charges

Yarran, who leaves a young daughter (pictured together), joined Fremantle Dockers in 2015 but retired after just six games as he faced two assault charges

It is believed Yarran (pictured with his daughter) took his own life. Police are not treating the death as suspicious and are preparing a report for the coroner

It is believed Yarran (pictured with his daughter) took his own life. Police are not treating the death as suspicious and are preparing a report for the coroner

Yarran's body was discovered at his house in Seville Grove, Perth at 4pm on Friday. He is pictured playing for the Fremantle Dockers

Yarran’s body was discovered at his house in Seville Grove, Perth at 4pm on Friday. He is pictured playing for the Fremantle Dockers

 

 

Outpouring of grief: Devastated fans paid tribute to the 'loving father' on Twitter

Outpouring of grief: Devastated fans paid tribute to the ‘loving father’ on Twitter

Devastated fans paid tribute to the ‘loving father’ on Twitter.

Australian netballer Bat Medhurst wrote: ‘Such incredibly sad news hearing of the death of Shane Yarran. Thoughts with his loved ones, friends and those at the fredockers’.

Perth TV presenter Tim Gossage tweeted: ‘I only remember Shane Yarran as a determined young man focused on his family and football with Subiaco. Sad time for all and my thoughts with his family.’ 

David Hale tweeted: ‘Terrible news about Shane Yarran. Football aside, the saddest thing is that he was a young father. RIP’. 

Earlier this month, Yarran threw a cameraman to the ground after walking from court where he faced an aggravated burglary charge. 

Footage captured at the Armadale Magistrates Court by the camera shows two journalist walking either side of the former Fremantle Dockers forward. 

Yarran (right) rose up at Subiaco from 2014 after serving six years in jail for burglary

Yarran (right) rose up at Subiaco from 2014 after serving six years in jail for burglary

Yarran (left) was a rising star at Fremantle, scoring ten goals in six games, but had to retire due to continued legal issues

Yarran (left) was a rising star at Fremantle, scoring ten goals in six games, but had to retire due to continued legal issues

In 2016 Yarran (right) was charged with aggravated assault following a family dispute but was acquitted

In 2016 Yarran (right) was charged with aggravated assault following a family dispute but was acquitted

In 2017 Yarran (pictured) was jailed for six months after a high-speed chase. He pleaded guilty to charges including reckless driving to escape pursuit and driving without a valid licence

In 2017 Yarran (pictured) was jailed for six months after a high-speed chase. He pleaded guilty to charges including reckless driving to escape pursuit and driving without a valid licence

‘We filmed him as he came out of court and he’s actually lashed out at our cameraman, punched our camera, caused our cameraman to fall on the ground,’ 7 News Perth reporter Kate Smithers said.

‘His lawyer has told him off and he’s continued walking on his way.’ 

‘Our cameraman is fine. Straight away we checked to see if he was okay but he bounced back up and the camera still works,’ she said. There were no injuries from the blow.  

Yarran rose up at Subiaco from 2014 after serving six years in jail for burglary. 

He was a rising star at Fremantle, scoring ten goals in six games, but had to retire due to continued legal issues.

In 2016 he was charged with aggravated assault following a family dispute.

He was later acquitted after his partner failed to turn up to court to give evidence.

In 2017 he was jailed for six months after a high-speed chase. He pleaded guilty to charges including reckless driving to escape pursuit and driving without a valid licence.

This year he was charged with stabbing a man outside a Perth pub but was acquitted after prosecutors said there was no reasonable prospect of him being convicted 

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Shane Yarran (centre) of the Dockers celebrates a goal during the round 18 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Fremantle Dockers

Shane Yarran (centre) of the Dockers celebrates a goal during the round 18 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Fremantle Dockers

Yarran (centre) was at the Armadale Magistrates Court facing an aggravated burglary charge when he assaulted a cameraman earlier this month

Yarran (centre) was at the Armadale Magistrates Court facing an aggravated burglary charge when he assaulted a cameraman earlier this month



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