WA Extinction Rebellion protesters arrested as they march for climate action

Climate change activists have been arrested as WA police brought demonstrators calling for climate action to a standstill. Police confirmed up to 65 protesters were taken into custody as climate activist group Extinction Rebellion claimed between 500 and 800 demonstrators and supporters took to the streets of Perth’s CBD. The demonstrators marched on the fifth…

Teenage kayaker missing in WA’s south west found safe

An inexperienced teenage kayaker missing near Augusta on Wednesday has been found. A search began for a missing 19-year-old Rowan James Lefevre who failed to return after kayaking near Augusta on Wednesday. Police said there were concerns for his welfare, after he was last seen in the Schroeder area at around 1:30pm. Mr Lefevre, an…

Man injured in Beldon home shooting

A man has been injured after shots were fired at a Beldon home early this morning. Just before 8am, police were advised that a man was injured at a home on Lockeville Close. Police found a 50-year-old man on arrival with a wound to his chest that was consistent with being caused by a firearm.…

26 people charged and drugs recovered in Perth, Northbridge drug operation

WA Police have seized a large quantity of drugs and arrested 26 people, following an operation targeting prohibited drugs in Perth and Northbridge’s entertainment precincts. As part of Operation Observant, officers seized drugs including methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD and psylocibin mushrooms by uniformed and plainclothes officers. 2.8kg of MDMA and 1kg of cannabis was also seized…

Geraldton Aboriginal woman dies after being shot by police

An indigenous woman has died after she was shot by police in Geraldton on Tuesday evening. The woman who is a mother was shot after a situation that a witness claimed she lunged at police with a knife. She has since been identified as Joyce Clarke. Officers were called to a property in the Geraldton…

Police Academy Graduation welcomes new officers into the force

Forty new officers have joined the ranks of the WA Police Force after graduating from a gruelling 28 week training course at the Joondalup Police Academy. The 29 men and 11 women from blue squad and gold squad celebrated the completion of their course this morning which saw them challenged mentally and physically, preparing them…

Three more men charged in Abrolhos Island drug operation

WA Police have arrested three more people for their involvement in an attempted international drug smuggling operation that was uncovered after a yacht ran aground the Abrolhos Islands last week. A 45-year-old US man and a 35-year-old UK man along with a 50-year-old NSW man was apprehended at Perth Airport. They have been charged with…

EXCLUSIVE: School children fight back against physical bullying amid concerns of widespread attacks

Concerns have been raised that physical bullying in schools is widespread, with young school students turning to self-defence classes to protect themselves against attacks. Self-defence instructor Garry May said he was helping students protect themselves while raising awareness of physical attacks, claiming students had also been mentally affected by bullying. Mr May, who teaches krav…