Download our free app on the App Store or Google Play for the latest headlines and breaking news alerts. He said some DNA exhibits relied upon by prosecutors had been contaminated in a laboratory and fibre evidence may also be tainted. But prosecutors said Mr Edwards could not provide an explanation for... Justice Stephen Hall reminded the court that the prosecution was raising allegations only, and there was no evidence of any matters at all before the court. Follow SBS News to join in the conversation and never miss the latest live updates. Edwards’ hospital victim bravely waives anonymity, ‘Tell us where Sarah is’: Premier to Edwards, Ship crew off Port Hedland test positive to COVID, ‘Unseasonable’ trough to bring damaging gusts to Perth, Boys banned from elite school ball after muck-up drama, Subbies say payments shake-up fails protection test, ‘The healing process can begin’: Jane’s family. The Claremont serial killings trial has heard stunning evidence from a woman who escaped a violent attack by Bradley Robert Edwards. DNA taken from the complainant allegedly matched the accused. But the body of Ms Spiers, a secretary, has never been found. Edwards has since admitted five offences including rape. © West Australian Newspapers Limited 2020. He said with regards to Huntingdale the person actively avoids contact with people and that it happened in a tight time frame with the first incident - the taking of a kimono - in mid-January 1988 and the last in February 1988. She ran to a nearby nursing home for help. Bradley Robert Edwards was due to be escorted from Hakea Prison to appear at a three-day directions hearing in the WA Supreme Court this morning. The woman said she got out of the room as fast as she could, wearing just one shoe. "I breathed in and there was nothing on the cloth so that was when I started to really struggle. "Mr Edwards is unable to clearly identify why his pent-up anger should be released when it did, or why he acted it out on his victim, a woman whom he had only met that day," Mr McEvoy said in his report, which he read out in court. June 25, 2020 3:43PM ... Edwards attacks a Hollywood Hospital … After she heard the toilet flush "a bit quick", Edwards emerged, then said he had forgotten his pen and asked if he could retrieve it. The trial of Bradley Robert Edwards for murder of three young women in Perth comes to a close this week after a month-long break. The remains of Ms Glennon, a lawyer, and Ms Rimmer, a childcare worker, were discovered in bushland at opposite ends of Perth weeks after their murders, both with some form of neck injury. Ask Amazon Alexa for the latest SBS News or listen to SBS Radio. She thought it was a strange question but told him he could get it. The prosecution also revealed that in 1990, in the early hours of the morning, Mr Edwards allegedly attacked a senior social worker when he was working at Hollywood Hospital. “There is no force, there is no surprise or blitz attack or anything of that kind,” he said. As far as possible, he needs to make sure his judgment does not leave open anything that could give grounds for an appeal. He went into her office, went into the toilets, came out and attacked the woman from behind. Edwards remained expressionless in the dock as the intimate details emerged. Later that night, a man was seen at the rear sliding door of a Huntingdale house trying to open the door but he was disturbed and ran off. They separated between late 1995 and early 1996 after she became close to a boarder, ultimately moving in with the man, whose identity is also suppressed, and having his child. Mr Edwards, in 1990, was working at Hollywood Hospital as a Telstra contractor when he attempted to drag a woman from her desk into a toilet block. 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Bradley Robert Edwards, accused of murdering three women in the 1990s. Prosecutor Carmel Barbagallo outlined how breakthroughs in scientific evidence eventually led to Edwards' arrest in December 2016, more than two decades after the first murder. ... taken after the 1990 Hollywood Hospital attack. The victim kicked him and broke free. The judge is expected to deliberate for several months. With the video interview finished, Ms Barbagallo announced the prosecution had finished its evidence.