Thrill-seeking youths arrested after scaling heights around Perth, including Central Park

Thrill-seeking youths arrested after scaling heights around Perth, including Central Park

POLICE are shocked that teens risked their lives to take footage of dangerous stunts on top of some of Perth’s tallest buildings.

Youths calling themselves the ‘Parentless and Reckless’ gang allegedly got to the top of the 226m-high Central Park Tower and broadcast it on the internet.

The group had trespassed on high structures and building cranes across Perth since last November.

 

“This may be kids trying something for thrill, but one slip and it could end in death,” Senior Sergeant Crag Davis said.

The youths recorded their stunts for later broadcast on social media, including footage from the tower on January 19.

Constable Graeme Duff led an investigation into their antics, which allegedly include climbing Optus Stadium in Burswood before it was complete.

Other targets were Allendale Square in the Perth CBD, the former power stations in South Fremantle and East Perth and a crane at a development in Scarborough late last year.

The youths did graffiti, use the structures for parkour or have climbing equipment.

“They were free climbing up scaffolding and cranes, and the purpose was to get a high location and take footage and photos,” Constable Duff said.

“There was no safety equipment, and the only harnesses they had were for things like GoPro cameras.”

The male youths from North Perth, Joondanna, Carlisle and Woodlands were arrested last Thursday.

They will be served referrals for the Juvenile Justice Team at a later date.

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