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Court told of syringes in mailboxes
Police allege a Bentley man put hypodermic syringes - some with exposed needles - in 40 letterboxes. File picture: Stock image

A Bentley man has made a brief court appearance over allegations 40 used syringes were placed in letter boxes at a residential complex.

Terrence Frank Marks, 69, did not plead to a charge of endanger life, health or a safety when he appeared in the Perth Magistrate's Court this morning.

Police will allege some of the hypodermic syringes were uncapped and had the needles exposed and had allegedly been placed in 40 separate letter boxes at the block of units in Dumond Street, Bentley.

In applying for a four-week adjournment, Mr Marks' lawyer Andrew Parker said it was "a fairly bizarre level" of alleged offending for someone who did not have a criminal record.

Mr Marks was released on bail to reappear in the Perth Magistrate's Court on December 20.