Fremantle couple Robert Cunningham and Catherine Atoms have been awarded $ 1 million in damages by the WA District Court for an arrest made on the Esplanade and tasering by police in November 2008.
They claimed they had been falsely imprisoned and assaulted when they were tasered and handcuffed outside the Esplanade Hotel.
They had alleged the behaviour of the officers constituted battery and assault, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.
Amazing that it took them eight years to get justice!
A 38-year-old man escaped from the Fremantle Police lock-up yesterday and is still on the run. Danny Brooks was arrested in the morning and charged with car stealing, armed robbery and breaching bail conditions, but he managed to escape from the High Street lock up and carjacked a vehicle at the Fremantle train station.
With him a 29-year-old woman also escaped but she was arrested again soon afterward.
The driver of the vehicle was later released and Brooks crashed the car on Mandurah Road around midnight last night. Police believe Brooks might have been hurt in the crash.
It will be interesting to find out how two people could escape from the Freo lock-up as that is obviously not acceptable.
New crime statistic released is the West Australian today show that Fremantle is doing relatively well compared to other suburbs, with the City of Perth CBD being the worst one.
Fremantle was only 7th in the Worst Crime Suburb, 8th in the Worst for Assaults, 8th again in the Worst Car Thefts, and it did not come in the top ten for the Worst Home Burglary Suburb category.
There is no doubt there is always room for improvement when it comes to crime and anti-social behaviour but it is good to see Freo is not near the top of criminal behaviour.
High drama at the Fremantle Markets late this afternoon when a fugitive escaped from police when they wanted to arrest him on outstanding warrants.
The man jumped on the roof of the markets but allegedly fell through the roof, climbed out and resisted arrest.
The fire brigade assisted WA Police to get the man down from the roof where ambulance officers were waiting.
Two TV helicopters and three crews on the ground recorded it all for this evening’s news.
WA Police continued their search for more evidence at the old Fremantle traffic bridge today to find more clues to the murder of a woman whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase in the Swan River on the weekend.
Specific tiles that were found in the suitcase were also found yesterday near the traffic bridge.
The Asian woman was approximately 35-45 years old. If you did see her before the weekend or know who she is or where she lived please do contact Crime Stoppers.
Police have released this photo of the poor woman who was found murdered and stuffed in a suitcase in the Swan River at East Fremantle on the weekend.
The woman is between 35 and 45 years of age Police believe, and was 158cm tall and weighed 59kg. She was wearing a Tokyo Disneyland shirt and Kathmandu vest.
If you know who this woman is please do call Crime Stoppers!
The body of a man was found at near C Shed in Fremantle harbour at around 11 am this morning.
Nine days ago 40 year-old Daniel McCartney went missing from Bathers Beach and has not been located yet, so it will be interesting to find out the identity of the body in Fremantle Port.
The media and police were at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach this morning as 40 year-old Daniel McCartney went missing there early on Monday morning. His car was found at the railway station and some of his belongings at the beach.
If you have seen McCartney since Sunday night please do contact police!