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Man charged over racist, anti-Semitic posters in Sorrento, Marmion, Watermans Bay, Carine Senior High School

A 23-year-old man accused of plastering anti-Semitic posters around Perth’s northern suburbs has been charged by police.

More than two dozen posters, which depicted racist imagery that is hostile towards Jewish people, were first spotted in the Sorrento, Marmion and Watermans Bay between May 14 and 17.

Acting Det-Sen. Sgt Todd White revealed the posters were also put up at the Carine Senior High School but removed before children arrived for class.

Police launched an investigation after the discovery, and released CCTV footage of a suspect while appealing for information from the public.
Camera IconPolice launched an investigation after the discovery, and released CCTV footage of a suspect while appealing for information from the public. Credit: WA Police

Police launched an investigation after the discovery, and released CCTV footage of a suspect while appealing for information from the public.

The man is the footage was pictured wearing blue shorts and a long sleeve top, with a grey hat and shirt covering his face, carrying a backpack on the front of his body.

Later that month police released another composite image of the suspect and revealed the man putting up the posters was last seen riding away on a bicycle along Beach Road.

“We will not stop until this person and their actions have been addressed,” Acting Det-Sen. Sgt White said at the time.

Following an extensive investigation, detectives from the State Security Investigation Unit raided a man’s house in Balcatta earlier this week, during which a number of items were seized.

The 23-year-old man from Balcatta was arrested at his home and charged with two counts of conduct intended to racially harass and one count of trespass.

He is set to face Perth Magistrates Court on Friday.

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