Hotel in WA is going to install an electric fence of 590 meters after an increase in crime

Kimberley Accommodation Group director Martin Peirson-Jones told radio station 6PR the decision was “reluctant” and involved significant costs.

“The toll of continued criminal activity not just in the pub but in Halls Creek and the rest of the Kimberley has brought us to this point,” he said.

The pub is one of the few accommodation options for flying in and out essential workers including doctors, nurses and craftsmen.

“There’s been a succession of related issues with TikTok crime – and one-sidedness in the regions and collectives of youth in the city competing with each other, I think that’s one aspect,” he said.

“I think it’s mainly about children who don’t feel safe at home and therefore are on the street together where they do feel safe.

“With the contribution of a minority of bad influences, they end up behaving the way they do.”

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