BILL Sullivan and Julian Emsley at a fence cut down by youths who have been riding motorbikes and damaging property at South Tw
BILL Sullivan and Julian Emsley at a fence cut down by youths who have been riding motorbikes and damaging property at South Tw

Parents must pay



Bill Sullivan wants the parents of motorbike-riding teens damaging his South Tweed property to face legal action.

Mr Sullivan, owner of Sullivan's Pioneer Park, said fences and gates along his property had been cut and pushed down by three youths on motorbikes over the past few weeks.

His major concern is his stock which, with fences down, could easily wander onto Machinery Drive, Dry Dock Road and the Tweed bypass that surrounds his property.

"It would be devastating to lose one of our horses, but more importantly it could cause a very serious accident."

Mr Sullivan said the parents of the youths should be held responsible for the offences their children were committing and has sought legal advice.

"The advice I have been given is that the parents can indeed be held responsible," Mr Sullivan said.

"I have a good description of the bikes and the outfits the kids were wearing and it has been given to the police."

He said parents should be aware of what their children were up to and if they had "any decency" they would get them to stop.

Piers Property Group has a site running down one side of the park and employee Julian Emsley said the group had also had problems with the hoons causing damage.

"They're making ramps by pulling apart things taken off our site, so they are damaging property and costing us money," he said.

A Tweed police spokeswoman said the youths could be charged with trespass and malicious damage.



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