Victorian parole board takes no action after footballer/parolee Will Pickett charged with assault-related offences

THE Victorian parole board has decided to take no immediate action against a parolee who broke the jaw of a 17-year-old during a South West league football match.

Heathmere’s Will Pickett, 28, was charged late Friday night with recklessly causing serious injury, recklessly causing injury and breaching parole. 

He was bailed to appear at Portland Magistrates Court on 16 October. 

Detective Senior Constable Jarrod Anderson, of the Portland police crime investigation unit, said that as per procedure, the Victorian Adult Parole Board was informed Pickett had been charged late on Friday and it had decided to take no action  at this stage. 

He said it was expected Mr Pickett's situation would be review after the completion of his upcoming court case.