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Residents Concerned about Increased Crime in Shortland

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State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, will today be seeking an urgent briefing from local Police District Commander, Superintendent Brett Greentree, on a recent spike in crime in the Shortland area.

In the last week, cars have been set on fire and a major drug home was raided. On Thursday morning a number of vehicles suffered damage after being set on fire in Hansen Place and overnight a vehicle was torched at Tuxford Park.

Residents have been contacting Ms Hornery’s office, concerned about the increase in crime and raising questions about their safety.

Ms Hornery will seek information from local Police about what has been happening and what Police are doing to combat the issue.

Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery

“Something is happening in Shortland. There has been a dramatic increase in criminal activity in recent weeks.”

“A number of cars have been set on fire in the last two weeks and another two were torched in the last 24 hours.”

“Last Friday a major drug bust occurred on a home in Marsden Street and there has been an increase in anti-social behaviour around the suburb.”

“Residents have been contacting me concerned about what is going on. They are worried about what is happening in their once quiet suburb.”

“I will be following this up with our local Police to see what is happening and what is being done to resolve these issues.”

“I would encourage anyone in the community that knows anything about the increased incidence of crime to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”