Assaults in Mandurah are down, say police
PLEA FOR LOCALS TO BE TOLERANT TO EACH OTHER
POLICE have refuted recent media reports regarding an apparent rise in violence in central Mandurah.
Mandurah officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Stephen Thompson wantedtoreassure to the community after high profile incidents in the CBD.
Police will be launching Operation Cantor in coming weeks to deal with anti-social behaviour in Mandurah’s CBD.
“In Mandurah, not all assault statistics are coming from licensed premises,” he said. “There have been reports in the media on what is occurring, but assaults in the suburb of Mandurah are down since last year.”
Sen Sgt Thompson said year-to-date statistics showed non-domestic violence assaults in the suburb of Mandurah were down 22 per cent.
He criticised people who had recently shared phone footage of assaults with the media, but not sent the footage to police.
Sen Sgt Thompson said the vast majority of people who go out were responsible and enjoyed themselves.
However, he warned against pre-loading on alcohol and asked that people show respect for others.
“When people come across aggression, they should walk away and call the police,” he said.
“Be tolerant to each other.”