BAYSWATER Mayor Dan Bull has offered his condolences to the families of those impacted by the tragic deaths of a Bedford family and two boys in Maylands.
The bodies of Mara Harvey, her three-year-old daughter Charlotte Kate Harvey, two-year-old twins Alice Ester and Beatrix Mae Harvey and mother Beverley Ann Quinn were found in a Coode Street home on Sunday.
Two dead boys were pulled from the Swan River in Maylands on Monday night and yesterday morning after they had jumped into the river in an attempt to evade police.
At last night’s committee meeting, Cr Bull acknowledged the work of first responders who would have also been deeply affected.
“I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the loss of a local Bedford family last week and the loss of two teenage boys in Maylands,” he said.
“These tragic events are not easy to comprehend or accept and the impact on our local communities will no doubt be felt for years to come.
“Our hearts go out to the families and friends affected by these tragedies at this distressing time and our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by the events in each case.
“I would like to formally offer the City’s deep condolences.
“If you or anyone you know needs support during this difficult time, the Department of Communities offer a Crisis Care Helpline that provides 24-7 counselling.
“The number is 1800 199 008.”
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