TWO weeks after a Gold Coast mother was allegedly murdered, reportedly a day after being turned away from Police, there are claims it’s happening frequently.
A source from NSW Police has told The Sunday Mail, Tweed Heads station is dealing with a large number of domestic violence victims who are fleeing south, as most Gold Coast stations are closed overnight and on weekends.
Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise and Southport are the only 24-hour services. The other eight local stations are closed overnight, from 4pm to 8am, and on weekends.
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Following Tara Brown’s death, allegedly at the hands of her daughter’s father, on September 8, it has been claimed she told Police she was in fear of her ex-partner. Friends say she was turned away just days before her death, as there was nothing they could do.
Lionel Patea is currently in custody, charged with Ms Brown’s murder.
The Queensland Government has committed extra funding to help resources, such as hotline DV Connect, assist those suffering from family violence.
If you feel in danger, call DV Connect on 1800 811 811. If it’s an emergency, phone Police on 000.