Police allege Mandurah man threw Molotov cocktails

A MANDURAH man, who allegedly threw Molotov cocktails at police and threatened them with a gidgee, was refused bail at Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday (February 23).

Jason Peter Worthington was arrested on February 20, after midnight, following a police siege at a home on Tuckey Street.

Mr Worthington appeared on four charges of possessing an article with intent to cause fear and breaching a violence restraining order.

It was alleged that when police arrived at the Tuckey Street property, Mr Worthington told police that “this is only ending one way” and told them to “f**k off”.

Police claim that Mr Worthington was in the courtyard of the property when he filled a glass bottle with petrol, set fire to it and threw it at police.

It was then said that Mr Worthington started a small scrub fire in a nearby spare block with a second Molotov cocktail.

They claimed that he threw three Molotov cocktails in total, before setting fire to a petrol tin and throwing it at police.

Mr Worthington was arrested after he left the house carrying the gidgee.

The police prosecutor opposed bail for Mr Worthington, who had been in police custody since Saturday, because he had a history of breaching bail, ignoring restraining orders and intensive supervision orders.

Mr Worthington was remanded in custody until his next appearance on March 8.