ALL IN DAY'S WORK

CANDIDATE HELPS BREAK UP FIGHT OUT­SIDE POLLING BOOTH

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DIVI­SION 8 candidate David Facer took a break from cam­paign­ing to defuse a street fight out­side the old Block­buster store yes­ter­day.

At the polling booth just across Mary­bor­ough St, Mr Facer said he heard the smash of a win­dow and ran over think­ing it was a car crash.

“So we de­cided to come over be­cause we thought some­one had driven through the win­dow, but when we got here the guy looked like he had been launched through the win­dow and the two (other) guys were run­ning off.

“When they came and started to fight, I tried to sep­a­rate them while Moe Turaga called the po­lice and the am­bu­lance.

“It makes a change from be­ing a candidate.”

Mr Facer said he was con­cerned the men might go back on to the road, in the path of on­com­ing traf­fic.

“No­body wanted to help us from over there (at the booth),” he said.

“It was me, Moe and a guy from down the road.”

Mr Turaga said he was against vi­o­lence.

“Some­one could have died.”

Bund­aberg po­lice at­tended the scene on the cor­ner of Mary­bor­ough St and Woon­garra St, ques­tion­ing those in­volved.

STREET FIGHT: Po­lice ques­tion a man who was thrown into a glass win­dow be­fore Moe Turaga and Dave Facer (in­set) in­ter­vened.

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