Police step up fight on crime

TWEED police commander Michael Kenny has called a special public meeting to discuss ways of tackling the region's increasing criminal activity, particularly involving youth.

Graffiti vandalism, gang-related bashings, rock-throwing attacks, dangerous driving and even an internet "kill club" have kept police from the Tweed/Byron Local Area Command more than busy of late. Yesterday, Superintendent Kenny announced the public meeting for September 23 at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre on Breet Street. He encouraged the public to turn out in force.

"In recent weeks we have seen a number of serious incidents and I am determined to work with the community to bring down crime and reduce gang related activity," he said.

"As a community we need to work together to do all we can to stop this criminal behaviour."

The meeting will be held from 7pm, with Queensland police, local school principals, youth specialists and Neighbourhood Watch representatives all invited to attend.



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