Arrests outside beach concert
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.