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Perth, Australia

The Guardian reports:

“24 Irish nationals, including children, are in a Perth detention centre awaiting deportation after Western Australia police investigated seven members of the group over an alleged suburban roofing scam.”

“A total of 26 people, including children, were detained by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection but two have been released.”

“Police arrested five men and two boys, both 17, on Thursday over allegations they had been posing as employees of a roof repair business and going door to door in Perth suburbs in an an attempt to scam elderly residents.”

24 Irish nationals detained in Perth over alleged roofing scam (The Guardian)

Thanks Garthicus and NiloMcD

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No soup for us.

“Well, when I’m on the street and I see them [Irish backpackers], I say ‘This meal is for homeless people, it’s obvious you’re not homeless, will you please step out of my line?’ And if they say no, I say to them, ‘You really don’t want me to embarrass you, do you? Step out. Now if I have meals at the end of the night, you’re welcome. But we feed the homeless first’. I think that’s a reasonable thing to say,” she said.

Ms [Bev] Lowe [of Manna Inc, which distributes 200 meals a night in Perth] said she can see that some backpackers experience problems, but it is important to her the Manna meals are served to the people they intend to feed.


Young Irish Lining Up For Free meals at Perth Soup Kitchen (Luke O’Neil, Irish Echo)

Thanks Paul Reynolds


“A 21-year-old Irishman was stabbed in the neck during a drunken street brawl in Scarborough. Police received reports of three to four men fighting on Helmsley Street about 2.30pm yesterday.

“Insp. David Picton-King said the Kenwick man, an Australian resident, was kicked, punched and stabbed in the neck, while another man had a bottle smashed over his head during the fracas. He said the men involved had been drinking when the fight broke out. There were several witnesses to the brawl.

“A St John Ambulance spokeswoman said the Kenwick man was taken to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. He remains in a critical condition this morning. Police have charged a 32-year-old Atwell man with intent to do grievous bodily harm. He will appear in the Perth Magistrate’s Court today.”


Man Stabbed In Neck In Scarbs Brawl (The West Australian)

Previously: Notice From Western Australia Police