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WA Police don’t want to shut beaches ‘but we will if we have to’

WA beaches will see a stronger police presence over the coming days heading into Easter.

Concerns are held for Good Friday with the mercury expected to hit 36 degrees—if beaches are mobbed police will be forced to close them.

Assistant Police Commissioner Gary Dreibergs told Gareth Parker on Mornings it’s vital people continue to follow the social distancing rules and only have brief beach visits.

So far only one person has been fined for not adhering to new social distancing laws in WA.

Eight others have been summonsed for breaches but only one fine issued.

Mr Dreibergs says officers have mainly been handing out warnings to people.

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