Fremantle: patrons hit by flying fish parts on cafe strip

Flying fish fins in Freo?
Flying fish fins in Freo?

FORGET raining cats and dogs – patrons along the Fremantle café strip were hit with flying fish parts this week.

One woman was left feeling a bit green around the gills, suffering an eye injury that left her needing medical attention.

Fremantle police said they responded to reports that occupants of a car were throwing objects at patrons along the café strip on Monday night.

Two women were walking down the pavement on Market Street when one was struck on the right upper arm with what was later identified as a fish head, reportedly thrown from a vehicle.

That same night, the occupants of the car allegedly threw fish heads at four patrons who were sitting outside of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream store.

One of the patrons was a 63-year-old female tourist who was struck in the face, causing an injury to her left eye.

Last night police were alerted to another incident allegedly involving the same vehicle driving down South Terrace, again throwing fish parts at patrons along the strip.

A 26-year-old woman was crossing the road at the time and was struck in the chest with a fish tail.

It all sounded a bit fishy to police, who promptly scaled up their investigation.

They arrested a boy and a 19 year-old man at South Mole a short time later and both were charged with assault.

Fremantle Police acting sergeant Mark Baldwin, who was on duty at the time, said the behaviour “should not be taken lightly”.

“Even though they may appear humorous and of a juvenile nature to some people, the potential injuries to victims could be serious,” he said.

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