Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Residents of Street Remain Quiet on Hoon

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Residents of Street Remain Quiet on Hoon

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Dominic Geiger

dominic.geiger@dailymercury.com.au

MACKAY police are concerned fear of retribution could be stopping residents dobbing in hoons.

Between 8 and 9 o'clock on Friday night, a blanket of fog choked Russell St, Andergrove, after a hoon performed a burnout stretching the length of the ordinarily quiet cul-de-sac.

The following morning Northern Beaches police attended the scene, and while residents of adjacent Eaglemount Rd provided information, those questioned on Russell St were less helpful.

Constable Chris O'Keefe appealed for anyone with information to come forward, particularly those who attended a party in Russell St during the night.

"We actually went and doorknocked every house in Russell St and I think people are too scared to say anything," he said.

"I don't know whether it's fear of the people responsible, they want to live in a quiet street or they're too scared to get involved in the court process.

"The noise would have woken anyone up, let alone the smoke. …

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