The Murwillumbah police station.
The Murwillumbah police station. John Gass

Murbah cop shop door 'smashed in'

A 36-year-old Murwillumbah man has been charged with  break and enter and committing malicious damage after smashing down the door of Murwillumbah police station yesterday afternoon. 

Murwillumbah man pleads guilty to cop shop break-in

Police allege about 5.30pm on Tuesday the man entered the police station, which was at the time unattended. 

The man is then accused of using force to cause damage to the front door which allowed him to gain entry to the station.

It's alleged he tipped the contents of a number of draws on the floor at the enquiry counter before leaving the station.

No property was taken.

The damage was discovered by an off duty police officer later, who was alerted by a member of the public about the incident.

The man was arrested this morning at a home on Joshua St, Murwillumbah and taken to Murwillumbah Police Station where he was charged in relation to the matter.

He was given bail and will reappear at Murwillumbah Local Court on May 27.



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