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Crown Casino arsonist sentenced to jail

Written by Ben Blaschke

A man has been sentenced to at least three years jail and ordered to wear an electronic bracelet upon his release after lighting a number of fires at Melbourne’s Crown Casino last year.

42-year-old Damian Lisle was found guilty of walking into two bathrooms at Crown in 2015 where he set fire to toilet rolls and damaged partition walls. He also entered a staff room where he lit some documents on a clipboard before watching an employee hurriedly put them out.

Lisle’s lawyers claim he has no recollection of the incident due to drinking excessively beforehand. His restrictions upon release include not being allowed to leave Victoria and being barred from Crown Casino and multiple state parks.

He has previously been convicted of lighting bush fires.