WORRY: The residents of Bacon St are concerned after defamatory graffiti was sprayed outside their homes.
WORRY: The residents of Bacon St are concerned after defamatory graffiti was sprayed outside their homes. Caitlan Charles

'Murderer, child abuser, drug dealer' sprayed on street

THE residents of Bacon St, between Villiers and Duke streets, are at the end of their tether.

In the early hours of Friday morning, someone wrote defamatory statements on the road pointing to peoples homes, naming them as child abusers, murders and drug dealers.

One resident, who did not wish to be named, said after living in the street for nearly 30 years, he's had enough.

"There was a car parked across the road, it was sitting there for a while," the resident said.

"They were parked in a driveway and then they backed out and were facing Villiers Street.

"After that, my wife has seen him walking along with the spray can."

This is only one of the many 'happenings' in the street that this resident is fed up with.

He described cars coming and going at all hours of the night and one situation where a man was taking photos over the fence of peoples properties.

The residents have made formal complaints to the police about the situation, but they feel nothing is being done.

"My neighbour is scared," he said. "She's embarrassed with it on the street."

"It was a beautiful, quiet street, now these (people) have come here and it's bloody awful. It's that bad that I am selling up and going."



Greens raise hospital concerns in Parliament

Greens raise hospital concerns in Parliament

Greens want new hospital on current site at Tweed Heads.

Skipping along the Mud Trail

Skipping along the Mud Trail

Get your hands dirty while learning all about pottery

Fingal to get its angel rings

Fingal to get its angel rings

Drownings force government to install lifesaving devices

Local Partners