Protestor: Ron Roberts outside yesterday’s meeting.
Protestor: Ron Roberts outside yesterday’s meeting.

Bashing victim calls for help

TWEED Heads West resident Ron Roberts yesterday protested with a handful of others outside a meeting to address youth violence.

The 73-year-old said he had been a victim of youth violence for the past five years. “I've been bashed three times and they've tried several other times,” Mr Roberts said.

“I've had my dog poisoned, car vandalised and rocks thrown through windows.”

Mr Roberts was yesterday calling on Tweed Heads police to take action.

“I'm racing out every time I hear a noise with a hunk of wood to protect my property,” said Mr Roberts, who has a prize rose garden worth hundreds of dollars.

Tweed Byron Commander Superintendent Michael Kenny said he spoke with Mr Roberts prior to the meeting.

“I invited him to come speak to me personally about the issues he's struggling with,” Supt Kenny said. “He's highlighted some typical issues we discussed this morning.”



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