Lockridge resident laments lack of help after alleged assault

Paul Bradshaw believes there are serious law and order issues at his housing complex. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au   d475269
Paul Bradshaw believes there are serious law and order issues at his housing complex. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d475269

A LOCKRIDGE resident says police and the Department of Communities have not helped with the crime in a housing complex, after he was allegedly assaulted in December.

In October, Paul Bradshaw told the Reporter that he and fellow residents wanted the installation of CCTV cameras at their 12-unit Department of Communities complex on Rosher Road.

Mr Bradshaw said he was left with serious injuries to his head, shoulder, back and eyes in December but police and the Department had not assisted with his enquiries.

“I have asked… I have done everything in my power but nothing has been done,” he said.

“If they had the cameras, they would be catching these people – the ones that come around at midnight and 1am to threaten me.

“It is making me feel like I am the criminal.”

Mr Bradshaw’s injuries.

A man was charged with unlawful assault and bodily harm with circumstances of aggravation and is due to appear before Midland Magistrates Court on February 9.

A police spokesman said police have been in contact with Mr Bradshaw about the incident.

“Police conduct extensive patrols of the Lockridge area and will continue to do so,” he said.

Department of Communities acting assistant director general (Housing) Peter Lonsdale said housing officers regularly attend and have contact with tenants at the Rosher Road complex.

“There are no plans to install CCTVs in the complex,” he said.

“Tenants may install surveillance devices if they obtain written consent and complete an installation request form, however failure to comply with the requirements of the Surveillance Devices Act 1998 may put their tenancy at risk.”

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