$2500 re­ward of­fered

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

A STRING of cow­ard punch at­tacks in Air­lie Beach has led the Whit­sun­day Ratepay­ers As­so­ci­a­tion (WRA) to put up a $2500 re­ward for any­one who can pro­vide in­for­ma­tion that leads to the ar­rest and con­vic­tion of an at­tacker.

The cow­ard punch at­tacks have in­censed WRA pres­i­dent Dr David Gill­man and sec­re­tary Tony Moscato to the point where they are call- ing on the com­mu­nity to lend a hand.

“We have got to make the pop­u­la­tion aware that when there is any kind of sug­ges­tion or fear that this kind of be­hav­iour is about, take some pic­tures, take some de­scrip­tions, or talk to some­body,” Mr Moscato said.

The men point to two se­ri­ous cases in the past 12 months where a vic­tim was felled by a sin­gle punch from be­hind by an un­known at­tacker. Mr Moscato said in one in­stance, a young man was found with a frac­tured skull af­ter he left a res­tau­rant to go to the toi­let. “As soon as there is an in­ci­dent, take a pic­ture,” he said.

If you have a pic­ture or in­for­ma­tion that could lead to a con­vic­tion, con­tact the WRA at ratepay­er­sas­so­ci­a­tion@gmail.com or Po­licelink on 131 444.

STAY SAFE: WRA pres­i­dent David Gill­man and sec­re­tary Tony Moscato.

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