Coronavirus crisis: Hayden Burbank, Mark Babbage taken into custody in South West over alleged COVID breaches

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Two men who allegedly breached quarantine have been taken into custody after police called for help from the public to track them down.

Hayden Burbank, 49, and Mark Babbage, 39, who recently arrived from interstate, are suspected of failing to comply with a direction under the Emergency Management Act.

WA Police this morning called for help from the public to find the pair, who were believed to have been touring the South West in a black Audi on Monday.


The men were arrested in the South West about 20 minutes after the call to the public went out.

According to social media posts, Mr Burbank owns a restaurant and cocktail bar in Melbourne.

His Facebook page also reveals Mr Burbank is an avid fan of the Melbourne Demons, winners of the AFL grand final on Saturday.

Photos show him posing with celebrities, including sprint star Usain Bolt and media personality Sophie Monk.

It comes after a self-described millionaire influencer and Western Bulldogs fanatic who arrived in Perth to watch the Grand Final was charged by police for failing to declare on his G2G pass that he had been to Queensland when entering WA, which would have made him subject to self-quarantine.

South Australian Harley Cannard, 31, was fined $2500 and granted a spent conviction.

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