Police to ensure rally safety

POLICE have received tip offs that rogue protestors at the Repco Rally Australia are preparing "bizarre" ways to disrupt the event like throwing frozen road kill onto the racing track.

Some anti-rally groups are also said to be recruiting "warriors" to disrupt the event and talking about lighting fires around the track to distract the drivers.

Tweed/Byron Police Area Commander, Superintendent Michael Kenny says officers will be on stand-by to deal with any issues at the international car racing championships, which begins in the Tweed and Kyogle shires from tomorrow, no matter how bizarre.

"There's rumours abound," Supt Kenny said. "Some of the bizarre things are that there is road kill being put into freezers that are going to be thrown onto the road during the event.

"That is a rumour at best.

"(Other) issues ... were discussed in the media over a week ago in relation to the lighting of fires to create smoke to stop stages.

"That is ridiculous."

Supt Kenny said police had to take all claims seriously.

"We encourage the public to provide information, particularly information that could result in dangerous activity and put the safety of the public, the drivers and the spectators in jeaopardy."



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