Teen cautioned after rampage

POLICE will caution a Mullaway teenager over a rampage at Station Creek in Yuraygir National Park earlier this month.

Woolgoolga police said the boy had come forward during investigations into the incident where members of the Woolgoolga Seahorses under 18s rugby league team harassed and intimidated holiday campers and trashed a car.

The youth had reimbursed the car owner for the cost of repairs to the vehicle, police said.

Angry National Parks and Wildlife Service rangers are now examining what action they can take against the group.

One camper was allegedly chased out of the camping ground by the youths and a family with young children reported they had felt threatened and feared for their safety in the disturbing incident.

NPWS area manager Andrew Lugg said the offences could attract fines or prosecution.

“Visitors to our parks should not have to put up with this sort of anti-social behaviour. They should be able to enjoy the natural and cultural values of the park in a peaceful and safe manner,” he said.

Woolgoolga Rugby League Club president Darren Hopkins told The Advocate this week the club would discipline the boys involved.



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