Published: Mon, September 10, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Including children - in Perth

Including children - in Perth

Up to five bodies have been found in a house in suburb of Perth, according to police in Western Australia.

Shine Joseph said the roads were clear when he left his home on Fort Street this morning.

It was not known how the victims died or their connection with the man in custody.

Mr Steel did not say how the people were killed or if any weapons were found and could not confirm the ages, genders and relationship of the deceased.

Assistant Commissioner Paul Steel of the Metropolitan Region said it was a heartbreaking tragedy.

The man who presented to the regional station is in police custody and assisting with their inquiries.

Officers "discovered the deceased bodies of several people including children", police said in a statement. Steel assured the community there were no on-going concerns for public safety.

The dead include women and children. We'll bring you the details in @7NewsPerth at 6.

The police chaplain was at the scene to give support to officers involved in the gruesome discovery and investigation.

Neighbours expressed their shock this afternoon as the heavy police presence remained on the suburban street. "Whilst the scene is yet to be forensically examined it is believed up to five deceased are located at that scene".

It is yet to be determined how long the bodies had been there, Mr Steel added.

'This is a tragic event and will have an impact on family and friends, the community, and the emergency services who first responded to the tragic scene.

"The WA Police Force will continue to apply our efforts to this matter as a priority, and the Homicide Squad will ensure a professional and meticulous investigation is undertaken", said a police statement.

No charges have been laid.

Peter Miles, 61, his 58-year-old wife Cynda, their daughter Katrina, 35, and her four children - daughter Taye, 13, and sons Rylan, 12, Arye, 10 and Kadyn, eight - were found dead at a farm in Osmington, in Australia's worst mass shooting since the Port Arthur massacre in 1996.

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