Man Arrested For Fremantle Prison Fire

fremantle prisonFollowing the Fremantle prison fire, a 44 year old man has been arrested and sentenced to 2 years in jail.

The man broke into Fremantle Prison and lighting a fire.

The middle aged man, Adam John Douglas Merrett was arrested and sentenced by the Supreme Court of Western Australia. He will serve a minimum of 12 months over the incident that happened in April 2014.

The man gained access into the cottage number 2 at the prison, WA’s only world heritage listed building by smashing a window and used paint to set alight a wooden door inside the cottage. Source: https://www.communitynews.com.au/news/Fremantle-Prison-fire:-man-sentenced-to-two-years-in-jail/7687036

South Fremantle Power Station Accident Claims One Life

south fremantleTragedy struck when a Byford man was killed after falling from the second floor of the old South Fremantle Power Station.

It is believed the 24 year old man fell approximately 15 metres through a hole in the floor while with a woman at the derelict building on Saturday night.

Although emergency crews arrived at the scene and administered medical assistance, the man did not survive. He died on the scene.

The building is a heritage site that has been closed since 1985. Source: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/man-24-dies-after-falling-from-old-south-fremantle-power-station-20160501-gojfoq.html