The West

Fraud charges against a former rock guitarist have been dropped due to his ailing health.

Kevin James Peek, a guitarist in the 1970s group Sky, was charged in 2011 with more than 200 offences of gaining benefit by fraud.

He was alleged to have been involved in activities that related to the collapse of a West Australian company.

Peek was due to stand trial in the Perth District Court in April, but is being treated for cancer.

Chief Judge Peter Martino agreed with lawyers on Monday that Peek was not fit to stand trial and vacated the matter.

The West Australian

Latest News From The West

If they genuinely want to get same-sex marriage achieved, and as soon as possible, Labor and the Greens need to do some hard thinking.

West Coast have dodged an upset and a major bullet that could have derailed their top four prospects, snatching a six point win against Melbourne at Domain Stadium.

Fremantle are all but certain to finish in the bottom three for the first time since 2009 after suffering a 24-point defeat to Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium today.

Popular videos