Ar­rests out­side beach con­cert

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - By JON BAS­SETT

PO­LICE ar­rested two peo­ple out­side the By the C con­cert at Cottes­loe Beach, at­tended by about 6000 peo­ple, on Novem­ber 20.

“But it was rea­son­ably well run, given the num­ber of at­ten­dees,” Sergeant Paul Gelmi said.

The con­cert on the sand was head­lined by the John But­ler Trio and An­gus and Ju­lia Stone.

The two men ar­rested had been ejected by se­cu­rity staff for drunk­en­ness.

It will be al­leged a Bal­la­jura man (28) and an Ar­madale man (39) con­tin­ued to be dis­or­derly out­side of the con­cert.

Both were charged with dis­or­derly con­duct and will be sum­monsed to ap­pear in court at a later date. They face pos­si­ble $500 fines if con­victed.

Sgt Gelmi said two other peo­ple ar­rested nearby were not be­lieved to have been at­tend­ing the con­cert.

A Cottes­loe woman (34) was charged with driv­ing with a blood al­co­hol limit in ex­cess of 0.08 and will be sum­monsed at a later date.

A Bun­bury man (19) is on bail and must an­swer a charge of as­sault caus­ing bod­ily harm in Perth Mag­is­trates Court on Novem­ber 30.

“It will be al­leged he hit his girl­friend in the face,” Sgt Gelmi said.

Noise from the con­cert could be heard by res­i­dents as far away as Broome Street, as well as caus­ing some in­con­ve­nience around For­rest and John streets while stages, lights and fenc­ing were set up.

Mayor Jo Dawkins said most feed­back she had re­ceived was pos­i­tive and any fu­ture ap­pli­ca­tions for beach­side events would be con­sid­ered on their mer­its, in­clud­ing the time of day, sea­son and size.

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