Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Come Forward If You Know Anything

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Come Forward If You Know Anything

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I'M TRYING to find out who threw a rock at my bus on Saturday night and let them know what a dangerous act it was - and I need your help.

Whilst driving my bus I passed two 14-year-old boys hitch-hiking.

As I was a woman on my own and it was almost midnight, I decided not to pick them up.

But as I drove past, one of them threw a rock at the bus and it smashed one of the windows.

I stopped immediately and called the police, as I did so three other boys came up to my bus, opened my passenger door and tried to tell me it wasn't them.

I was petrified and told them to leave me alone.

This was the first time I saw the group of three, so I didn't know if they were with the other boys or not, but they must certainly know who the perpetrators were and I would like for them to come forward.

Although the police responded quickly they had to come from Byron Bay and all the boys had disappeared by the time they arrived.

The incident happened at 11.50pm on Saturday on Tweed Street, Bruns- wick Heads, near the bowling club.

The boys were trying to get a ride out of Brunswick, so they probably lived elsewhere, such as Mullumbimby.

If you have any information about this incident please call Byron Bay police 6685 9499.

A safer, better way

THANK YOU John Heaton and The Northern Star for presenting residents and councillors of Ballina Shire with a vision of the cycleway extension to Lennox Head ( NS 1/3).

We have in place major infrastructure, in the form of an underpass and an overpass, at the disputed Angels Beach site. Please let us use them.

Could councillors step away from 'Grand Visions Past' and look at the route suggested by John.

If the speed limit on the coast road is reduced to 80km/h and the cycleway is built alongside road, but not necessarily on the road, we would have a safe route for all. This route would be easier to link into schools, residential areas, shops and major beach sites.

The Coastal Councils Conference at Byron this week is a timely reminder to councillors that infrastructure placed along the beachfront could be at risk. …

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