President Joy Hughes is disappointed vandals struck the club.
President Joy Hughes is disappointed vandals struck the club.

Arsonists target croquet club

A SPORTS club was the target of arsonists Wednesday night when aerosol cans were lit and placed beside club buildings.

Line marking paint was stolen from a garden shed at Murwillumbah Croquet Club in Knox Park and used to vandalise buildings on the property.

The can were then placed around the toilet block and lit doing damage to the structure.

Club president Joy Hughes said the clubhouse in Knox Park hasn't been targeted for about 12 months.

"Last night about 10.30pm I received a call from police who said there had been a break in and vandalism at the croquet club," Mrs Hughes said.

"They were able to get the spray paint that is used for line marking and used that to graffiti the clubhouse, the shed and they drew all over the lawn as well."

The cans were then used to try and set the toilet block on fire.

"Fortunately somebody reported them and the fire brigade came and then reported it to the police," Mrs Hughes said.

"There are some security lights around the building and they go off all the time."

Murwillumbah NSW Fire and Rescue were called to the premises about 9pm and was able to contain the fire without significant damage to the toilet block.

"Whoever that lovely person is that phoned it in we are grateful," Mrs Hughes said.

Mrs Hughes said the club had one of the "best courts on the coast" and they were lucky the attack came after season's end.

Murwillumbah Croquet Club has 37 members. Tweed Police were unavailable for comment on the incident.



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