Cooby vigil for murdered man

AROUND 20 people attended a candlelight vigil for Ian Bosch at the Cordelia Avenue bus stop in Coolbellup last weekend.

Mr Bosch was stabbed at the bus stop in broad daylight in a seemingly random attack and later died in hospital.

Attendees included Mr Bosch’s family and friends, local Labor MP for Willagee Peter Tinley plus members of the Facebook page Cooby Now who organised the tribute.

• Locals held a vigil for murdered Coolbellup father Ian Bosch last weekend. Photo supplied

• Locals held a vigil for murdered Coolbellup father Ian Bosch last weekend. Photo supplied

“It was a very emotional evening,” said Charmaine Brooke, one of Cooby Now’s founders.

“Peter [Tinley] made a touching speech and we lit some candles and put down flowers.

“The community has been rocked by this violent act and we wanted to do something to give people a sense of comfort.”

Ms Brooke said that since forming Cooby Now four years ago, the group has worked hard to change the image of the suburb by organising community events.

“This was a tragic event but it’s not representative of the area and we will continue to be positive about Coolbellup and its wonderful people.”

by STEPHEN POLLOCK

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