Council election posters stolen in Gosnells

CITY of Gosnells residents who are running for council have come under attack after their election campaign posters were stolen and threats were sent to current councillors.

Councillor Glenn Dewhurst found a note in his letter box in which someone had drawn a target on his head.

He said his nine-year-old daughter found it and thought someone was going to shoot her dad in the head.

“I don’t mind this stuff usually, I was a policeman for 21 years,” he said. “But leave kids out of it.”

Current City of Gosnells Mayor Dave Griffiths, who is also up for re-election, put several banners up at the Gosnells bowling and golf clubs.

Both clubs gave Mr Griffiths permission to put the banners up.

But the banners were cut down and stolen at both clubs, leaving an eyelet canvas and rope on the fence.

Both Cr Dewhurst and Cr Griffiths have been part of the same election campaign along with current deputy mayor Ron Mitchell and Ray Norvill and Terresa Lynes who are both trying to get on to council.

According to Cr Griffiths, the banners were secured firmly and could not be removed.

Ballot papers for the elections have already been sent out and must be received by the returning officer by 6pm, Saturday, October 17 to be included in the count.