Forrestfield slingshot accused to appear in court next month

Forrestfield slingshot accused to appear in court next month

A MAN accused of being involved in a series of slingshot attacks in Forrestfield and High Wycombe is due to appear in court next month.

Jayden Lee Robinson was arrested and charged on September 9, 2017 by Forrestfield Police officers, who allege he used a slingshot to shoot projectiles at cars, homes and businesses.

Forrestfield Police Acting Senior Sergeant Daniel Steinbeck said the investigation into the attacks had been lengthy due to the offences occurring at night, which made identification difficult.

Mr Robinson was charged with two counts of criminal damages, two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia, two counts of possessing a controlled weapon, possessing a prohibited weapon, unlicensed possession of ammunition, failing to ensure safe keeping of ammunition and possession of stolen property.

He was scheduled to appear in Perth Magistrates Court today over the charges, however he failed to appear. The case was adjourned until February 28.

Police officers also arrested and charged Charles Edward Richard Ducker with 18 criminal offences on November 14, 2017 in relation to the attacks.

It is alleged that Mr Ducker used a slingshot to shoot projectiles at cars, houses and business windows.

The matter is listed for mention at the Midland Magistrates Court on March 23.