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Phil covers breaking news with a focus on court, crime and police for WAtoday.

The true extent of assaults on nurses in the WA health system

The true extent of assaults on nurses in the WA health system

Almost 800 nurses were assaulted in WA hospitals in the first six months of last year, shocking new figures have revealed.

  • by Phil Hickey and Heather McNeill

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DPP to appeal nine-year term given to a man who tried to kill WA cop
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DPP to appeal nine-year term given to a man who tried to kill WA cop

Prosecutors will appeal the nine-year sentence handed down to a man who tried to kill a Perth policeman by slashing his head open with a samurai sword.

  • by Phil Hickey
Perth multi-millionaire facing extradition to US tries again for bail
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Perth multi-millionaire facing extradition to US tries again for bail

The 39-year-old Russian-born entrepreneur, once the wealthiest person under 40 in WA, fronted court in an attempt to get an earlier bail refusal overturned.

  • by Phil Hickey
Police recover guns stolen in 'extremely well organised' heist of 2017
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Police recover guns stolen in 'extremely well organised' heist of 2017

A portion of the 170 plus guns stolen during an "extremely well organised" burglary in 2017 have been found, police have confirmed for the first time.

  • by Phil Hickey
Judge 'unhappy' with Perth woman's time spent in jail awaiting murder trial

Judge 'unhappy' with Perth woman's time spent in jail awaiting murder trial

Aya Hishmeh, accused of murdering Jacob Cummins in 2017 after a wild brawl in Canning Vale, will have been in jail almost two years by the time of her trial in November.

  • by Phil Hickey
'Disturbed and disappointed': Top cop's warning over computer misuse
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'Disturbed and disappointed': Top cop's warning over computer misuse

WA's top cop says he's "disturbed" at the number of officers unlawfully accessing restricted police computers, with revelations more than 20 cops faced criminal or disciplinary action last year.

  • by Phil Hickey
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New footage and images reveal the raging Forrestdale inferno up close

New footage and images reveal the raging Forrestdale inferno up close

Incredible footage and photographs from directly inside the Forrestdale fire zone have been released, as fire crews work to get on top of the blaze.

  • by Phil Hickey
Forrestdale blaze downgraded: Fire crews bring fire under control
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Forrestdale blaze downgraded: Fire crews bring fire under control

The bushfire in Forrestdale has been downgraded to an advice level and there is currently no threat to lives or homes.

  • by Phil Hickey
CCC hands down report into 'disturbing' arrest of man in 2017

CCC hands down report into 'disturbing' arrest of man in 2017

The Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) has ruled police used used excessive force against a man who was struck to the head multiple times and had a finger dislocated during an arrest in Fremantle in 2017.

  • by Phil Hickey
'It gives us hope': Cops back in Kalgoorlie looking at mystery case

'It gives us hope': Cops back in Kalgoorlie looking at mystery case

Homicide squad detectives have returned to Kalgoorlie as they continue to investigate the suspected murder of Charlie Park.

  • by Phil Hickey
Police raids net big haul of guns, meth and more than a million in cash

Police raids net big haul of guns, meth and more than a million in cash

Police have seized more than 10 kilograms of meth and $1.4 million in cash following several search warrants across Perth on Thursday.

  • by Phil Hickey