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WA police could seize beggars' coins as proceeds of crime

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Brendan Foster Western Australian police say it's "too early to say" if it will follow Melbourne's lead and seize beggars coins as proceeds of crime if the City of Perth introduces a begging ban.

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"Entertainment crime stoppers" hotline needed: former radio host

Rolf Harris verdicts have highlighted the need for a special hotline for entertainers so people can report lewd and abusive behaviour.

Nicole Cox Former Perth radio personality Paul Redman says Australia needs to establish an 'entertainment crime stoppers' hotline so women can anonymously report sexual harassment without the fear it will...

Camillo boys charged over Sunday tomahawk crime spree

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Liam Ducey Two boys from Camillo have been charged over an alleged crime spree in Carlisle and East Victoria Park on Sunday

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Early raids hit organised crime

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Adrian Beattie Investigators targetting organised crime mounted a series of raids in Perth's north in the early hours of Saturday morning.

12 charged after dawn raids on organised crime network in WA

Police gather in preparation for a raid on Saturday morning.

Liam Ducey Six people will appear in court, two in Melbourne and four in Perth, after WA police led a massive operation against organised crime with a series of early morning raids on Saturday.

Resident says dawn organised crime raids 'no surprise'

Police carrying out the raid on the Perth property.

Liam Ducey A resident of Carabooda has said that a series of pre-dawn raids by WA Police, Australian Federal Police and Australian Customs and Border Protection Service targetting a massive organised crime...

Child sex abuse not seen as a crime, inquiry told

Christian Brothers who were accused of sexual abuse were still allowed to work with children by being sent to day schools where there would be 'less opportunity' to offend.

The Christian Brothers regarded the physical and sexual abuse of children as abhorrent and a moral failing but not a criminal offence, a royal commission has been told.

WA 'head-in-a-bag' killer sentenced to 23 years prison

Police search areas of Rottnest Island's coastline for body parts after a man's head is found.

The man who murdered underworld figure Stephen Cookson and dumped his dismembered body in the ocean off Perth has been sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum term of 23 years.

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.

Evidence kept in boxes for 27 years helps convict Kalgoorlie rapist

Kalgoorlie ?.?.?. big rental returns no longer possible with the heat gone out of the mining boom.

Brendan Foster A former WA deputy police commissioner says a brutal Kalgoorlie rape case was solved because of evidence from the scene preserved in boxes for 27 years.

Inquest ordered after man dies in WA jail

The death of a 31-year-old man at a maximum-security prison in Western Australia has been referred to the state's coroner.

Searching for Sam - the other side of Enoch Samuel Walsh

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Leanne Nicholson There are always two sides to a story. And beneath those two sides there are the multiple layers that give light, shade and depth to the black and white of a news event.

Family moved in Kalgoorlie: search continues for killer Enoch Walsh

Enoch Walsh - pictured here in an earlier photo - failed to return to his Claremont care facility on Sunday.

Liam Ducey Police have stepped up their presence in Kalgoorlie and moved a family amid safety concerns - after they admitted missing mentally ill killer Enoch Walsh could be "anywhere".

Home birth in spotlight at Perth inquest

An inquest into the deaths of three babies who were born at home has begun.

An inquest into the deaths of three babies who were born at home has begun in Perth.

Missing killer Enoch Walsh believed to be headed towards Kalgoorlie

Enoch Samuel Walsh, who killed his mother in 2005, escaped a care facility in Claremont on Sunday.

Liam Ducey Police are searching for a clinically insane man who slit his mother's throat in 2005 and escaped from a care facility in Claremont on Sunday.

Two critical, one dead after horror Monday on Perth roads

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Liam Ducey A man has died and two people are in a critical condition after a horror period on Perth roads on Monday.

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Women assaulted at Esperance hotel

Two tour guides were involved in a fight at Sovereign Hill.

Esperance Police are investigating a serious assault at the Pier Hotel in Esperance on Saturday night.

Police shooting near Albany prompts gun safe crackdown

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Geoff Vivian Albany’s Police Inspector said an alleged police shooting at Crossman truck stop near Albany last November prompted a crackdown on gun safes.

Police internal affairs called to investigate Mandurah siege death

Police cordoned off a number of streets in Dudley Park after a woman was shot.

Staff writers WA Police internal affairs has been called to the scene of a Mandurah siege which has ended on Monday with the death of a 67-year-old man.

Girls lured into Karratha bush, photographed by man

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Liam Ducey Police are searching for a man who coaxed two young girls into bushland in Karratha and took indecent photos of them.