South Perth MLA John McGrath has called on residents of Como to assist police in their investigations into the slashing of tyres on about 70 vehicles parked in streets close to the Canning Bridge train station on Wednesday.
“It is hard to believe that this could have happened in broad daylight without anyone witnessing it,” he said.
“I visited the street this morning and there were still cars stranded with flat tyres. One young woman was changing two wheels on her vehicle. She is a commuter who had parked legally late in the morning and on returning in the afternoon found both tyres had been punctured with what must have been a sharp object.”
Mr McGrath said the Canning Bridge train station had been badly planned by the previous Labor Government with no provision for secure parking and no likelihood that it would ever happen
The issue of commuters parking in these streets – sometimes blocking access to residents has been a source of ongoing complaints from residents. However, that is no excuse for what has happened here.
“Quite a few people have been making assumptions about who might be responsible for this but I think before jumping to any conclusions we should wait until the police have completed their investigations.”