Skate park a crime hot spot

LOCAL residents, store owners and sporting clubs will tell you the Toormina skate park has long been known as a hotspot for juvenile crime and anti-social behaviour.

It's commonly thought the tucked away location of the skate park has contributed to missile throwing, graffiti and vandalism problems.

A North Coast soccer game was recently stopped after youths pelted players with cans.

One parent told the Advocate the referee called the match to a halt while two officials from the club walked over to sort out the trouble.

An employee at a Centro Toormina store said customers often complain about rocks, mud, water bombs and fruit being thrown at passing cars.

“These kids do it for a laugh, knowing they will get away with it. If anything, I hope this incident lets parents know the trouble their kids are causing.”



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