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BREAKING CASE NEWS: Perth street preacher arrested for second time

Video of Rev Josh
Williamson's arrest (18m 35s).
Police begin talking to Josh
at 6mins 52secs in.

Rev Josh Williamson, who was arrested last Wednesday, was arrested again on Saturday (21 SEP) in Perth for "breach of the peace".


He was to be held in custody until Monday (23 SEP) but thankfully he was released at 9.30pm on Saturday evening after being held for over five hours in the cells.

Josh recorded the incident on camera and also made an audio recording on his phone of the trip to the police station in the police car.

You can watch a video recording of his arrest (with subtitles) here > (Police begin talking to Josh at 6mins 52secs in.)

The recording includes footage of Josh's conversation with police on the street, his arrest and audio of the conversation in the police car on the way to the station.

His MP3 player has been kept as crown evidence and the Procurator fiscal (a public prosecutor) will review the evidence.


We were able to respond quickly and deal with the situation. We are continuing to give Josh legal support throughout the process.

Please pray for Josh and his young family, that the Lord would sustain them through this challenging time.

With Josh's previous arrest and the arrest of two other street preachers in the past few months, the freedom to preach the gospel really is under threat.

These arrests show that our legal work supporting street preachers is becoming increasingly important.

Thank you for standing with us so that we're able to keep coming to the aid of street evangelists.

We can only be there for preachers like Josh with your support. If you’d like to make a donation towards our work, please go to: www.christianconcern/donate 

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