Surfers Paradise Police have increased patrols of the foreshore as a result of reports relating to disturbances occurring amongst the local ocean fishing community members.
As recently as Monday August 3 police were called to an incident arising from the fishing lines of two parties on the beach getting tangled with each other. Given the somewhat competitive nature of fishing, even for a recreational purpose, police are anticipating further calls for assistance.
Senior Sergeant Jim Munckton, Officer in Charge of the Surfers Paradise Police Station said that disorderly or disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated.
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“Officers from Surfers Paradise Police Station are ready to address any breaches of the peace or any criminal offences. The beach is a place for all people, both residents and visitors to enjoy.
“Surfers Paradise is internationally known for its beaches and lifestyle. It would be unacceptable to the community to allow irresponsible disturbances over recreational activities, such as fishing, to spoil that reputation,” Senior Sergeant Munckton said.
Should any members of the public become involved in such disturbances they should immediately remove themselves from the situation and contact police if further assistance is required.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.