Crime

Perth war crime accused evades extradition

The High Court has upheld a decision to prevent accused war criminal Charles Zentai from being extradited to Hungary.

Murder charge over Orange Grove stabbing

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Liam Ducey A 33-year-old man has been charged with murder over a stabbing at a caravan park.

Human remains found near Kwinana train station

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Robyn Preston Police have been called to investigate human remains found in bushland near the Kwinana train station in Parmelia on Sunday.

Perth woman recovers money following dating scam

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A woman who lost a six-figure sum in an online dating scam has become the first known West Australian victim of romance fraud to get some of her money back.

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Ex-surf lifesaver charged with sex assault

A former West Australian surf life saving club instructor has been charged with historic sexual assault offences.

Police deny talk of Claremont arrest

Ciara Glennon, Sarah Spiers and Jane Rimmer.

Detectives in Perth have taken the unusual step of denying rumours that they are close to an arrest in the notorious unsolved Claremont serial killings.

Joint police operation takes cocaine off WA streets

Leanne Nicholson A joint operation by WA Police and Australian Federal Police has kept about five kilograms of cocaine off the streets of Western Australia.

WA tax conspirator Gregory Dunn to be key murder witness

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A man facing jail after being caught in one of Australia's biggest tax stings is also set to be a star witness in the prosecution of two Thai men accused of murdering a good samaritan in Melbourne.

Police confirm Australind package was bomb ingredient

Michael Hopkin WA police have confirmed that the substance found in Leschenault Estuary near Australind was the bomb-making ingredient TATP.

WA murderers' minimum jail term increased from 12 to 21 years for killing David Houston

Samuel Walker and Jonathan Lee

Two men who murdered a Perth drug dealer by strangling, beating and covering him in acid before burying him, have had their minimum jail terms increased to 21 years on appeal.

WA's dodgiest builder leaves UK painter and family homeless

Steve Preston is also known as Steve Brown.

Leanne Nicholson A builder labelled 'WA's dodgiest', 'a menace' and 'a maverick' by consumer protection authorities for fleeing the state and taking hundreds of thousands of dollars for work not done has resurfaced...

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WA beautician found guilty of sexual assault

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A male beauty salon worker has been convicted of seven counts of sexual penetration without consent after he touched clients' genitals during hair removal treatment.

Perth couple caught in $7m drug mule scam

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Narelle Towie The Perth couple who were unwittingly conned into becoming multi-million dollar drug mules after winning a dream trip to Canada feared they could have spent the rest of their lives in prison.

WA man jailed for boy's gun cleaning death

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The family of a West Australian teen killed by a bullet fired from a gun that was being cleaned have reacted angrily to his killer's jail sentence.

Naked teen Amanda Kelly helped in brutal drug murder of David Houston in Fremantle

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Naked teen Amanda Kelly helped in brutal drug murder of David Houston in Fremantle

Barry Stuart's family call for inquiry after Perth chemist bandit found dead in cell

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Leanne Nicholson One of Western Australia's most notorious robbers, who handed himself in after almost 20 years on the run, has been found dead in his prison cell with his family calling for a full inquiry after...

Fresh lead in Hayley Dodd case

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Aleisha Orr The clue to solving the disappearance of teenager Hayley Dodd 14 years ago could be held at a property only about a kilometre from where she went missing.

Hayley Dodd investigation leads to grid search at Badgingarra property

Liam Ducey A grid search will take place at the Badgingarra property believed to hold clues to solving the disappearance of teenager Hayley Dodd 14 years ago.

Girl, 14, grabbed on way to school in Kalgoorlie

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A 14-year-old girl was grabbed by the hair and pulled towards a car while walking to school in Kalgoorlie.

Perth woman Amanda Jane Kelly sentence to life for role in murder of David Houston

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A troubled teenager who helped her boyfriend in the brutal drug-fuelled murder of a man she had just met, will spend the next 14 years behind bars.