Tony King.
Tony King.

Yamba needs more police

POLICE being pelted with bricks and bottles and a police car burnt out, highlighted the need for extra police in the region, the Police Association of NSW said yesterday.

Police Association of NSW Regional Executive member Tony King said the riot in Yamba on Saturday night illustrated that the Yamba community and local police deserved the protection of a properly resourced police force.

“Incidents like this, where you have drunk idiots at a party with little respect for police, clearly demonstrate that policing is becoming more and more dangerous, and when you combine this with a lack of police numbers it is even more so,” he said.

“This incident shows that the local Yamba community is right in its campaign for more police numbers in the area.

“Sadly these kind of incidents are becoming more prevalent on the North Coast.

“It’s high time something was done about it.

“The local police and community don’t care about government figures, they care that they and their families have the protection of local police when they need it.

“The government needs to make community safety a priority and put police where they’re needed most.”



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