Police hunt arsonists who torched Commonwealth Games clock

POLICE have released a stack of CCTV images as they step up their search for a group of thugs who set fire to a Commonwealth Games countdown clock in Brisbane.

Three people were caught on security cameras torching the fibreglass ‘Surfboard’ clock at Southbank Parklands during the early hours of the morning on Saturday, April 14.

One member of the group can be seen in the footage dousing the burning clock in flammable liquid while another stands back and films the incident on their mobile phone.


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Police said the trio then ran away, legging it through the Parklands towards the Lady Cilento Hospital.

Two of the suspects are Caucasian females, one of whom had pink hair and was wearing glasses, while the third is an Aboriginal male.

Police today released a stack of CCTV images of the suspects with the hope someone may recognise them.

(Source: Supplied / Queensland Police)

(Source: Supplied / Queensland Police)

Anyone who thinks they know the people in the images, or knows where they are, is urged to call police.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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