There has been a big party happening in Tweed Heads over the past three days to celebrate the Victory Group turning 10 – and what a big 10 years it has been!
MORE than $80,000 will be spent on installing solar-powered lighting at bus shelters across the Tweed in an effort to reduce crime.
Member for Tweed Geoff Provest yesterday announced $88,000 in NSW Government funding for the project.
Mr Provest said the grant will light up a number of bus shelters throughout the Tweed and make the community safer while waiting for public transport at night.
“Better lighting will discourage vandalism and other anti-social behaviour and increase the likelihood of any criminal activity being detected,” Mr Provest said.
“I congratulate our local chamber of commerce for securing this funding.
“The Community Safety Fund allows local communities to create unique solutions to assist with challenges and invest in projects that will make the greatest difference.”
A MAN is recovering in a Gold Coast hospital with serious head injuries after being bashed unconscious during a home invasion at Tweed Heads.
Paramedics were called to Seymour Street around 7.40pm last night after the man was found severely injured near a unit block.
It’s alleged the man was in the garage of the premises when he was bailed up and savagely assaulted by two men.
Police said the man lost consciousness during the attack.
He was treated by ambulance officers at the scene before being rushed to Gold Coast University Hospital with serious head injuries.
The area was cordoned off, declared a crime scene and examined by detectives overnight.
Police are still searching for the victim’s attackers who remain at large.
Investigators would like to speak to anyone who heard or saw anything unusual in the area between 6pm and 7pm.
Anyone with any information is urged to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Concerns are growing for a man who has been missing for almost four days in northern NSW.
Jesse Southam-Marsh (pictured below) was last seen around 3.30pm on Wednesday 17 August on Tomewin Road at Tomewin, north west of Murwillumbah.
At the time the 23-year-old was wearing a grey jacket, a blue T-shirt with a logo on the front and board shorts.
Jesse is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with sandy brown unwashed shoulder length hair and is unshaven.
His loved ones say it is highly out of character for Jesse to not maintain contact with his family.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Police.
HOMICIDE detectives are investigating the discovery of a burning body south of the Gold Coast this morning.
Police said emergency services made the grim discovery just before 7.30am after they were called to reports of a fire on Pollards Road in Dulguigan, west of Tweed Heads.
Officers arrived to find a burnt body. The victim’s identity is not yet known.
The Homicide Squad has been called in to investigate the circumstances surrounding the person’s death, which they say is being treated as suspicious.
A crime scene was established and examined by specialist forensic officers today.
Anyone who may have seen unusual activity in area, or has concerns for the welfare of a friend or family member, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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