Southport Courthouse shut down due to smashed window

Update @ 3.00pm: The Southport Courthouse will remain closed for the rest of the day, after a window was smashed and two others damaged this morning.

Senior Sergeant Brendan Wiblen says they’re confident they will be able to determine when it was carried out and maybe even who did it, thanks to CCTV footage.

“The courthouse has some good CCTV, so we’re expecting the court house to review that CCTV and perhaps identify a time when this occurred,” Senior Sergeant Wiblen said.


Repairs are still being carried out, with a board placed over the damaged window.

Two other windows were cracked in the incident.

Police still haven’t confirmed exactly what hit the window to cause the damage.

“It is a projectile, but we can’t identify what type of projectile it is or the calibre, or the means of discharging it.

“That’s going to be part of the investigation,” Senior Sergeant Wiblen said.

Investigations are still underway.

Earlier @8.45am: The Southport Courthouse has been closed and the front entrance to the building cordoned off after a window was smashed.

The damage was discovered this morning with glass scattered at the entrance on Hinze St.

Pictures show a window on the top floor smashed with fears more glass will fall below.

It’s not clear at this stage how the window was damaged.

A repairman has arrived to assess the damage and begin to replace it.

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People arriving for court have been forced to wait outside with the building to remain closed until the window is fixed.

Court staff are currently assisting people who are waiting to get inside

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