Insanity and mayhem throughout Townsville in a single day as police automobiles and officers had been focused in street assaults.
Bricks had been thrown via the windscreens of 5 police automobiles, and officers had been rammed off the street by offenders in 4 alleged stolen vehicles.
No officers had been injured in the course of the assaults; nevertheless, all 5 police automobiles are present process repairs.
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Appearing Superintendent Chris Lawson confirmed the crime spree was instantly linked to current vehicles thefts.
“We noticed an increase in a number of the illegal use and property crime offending,” he stated.
“On account of that quite a few police vehicles had been broken by individuals concerned within the theft of those automobiles”
One of many automobiles broken was a youth co-responder automobile, which carries a police officer together with a member of youth justice within the automobile.
Regardless of no arrests being made but, Appearing Sup. Chris Lawson stated, “there’s clearly a core group of offenders” inside the Townsville police space that we actively goal and establish commonly in most of these offences”.
Investigations are underway to establish the offenders.
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