News

Women attacked by people they know in some cases: police

GIRL-on-girl violence, domestic assaults and drunken attacks are plaguing the Fraser Coast, with police acknowledging a problem with night-time violence.

After three violent attacks by women on other women, Acting Senior Sergeant Hayley Skyring said in some recent incidents, females attacked people they knew.

A woman was punched through window by two other women while she sat in her car at traffic lights in Urangan between 7pm and 7.20pm on April 20.

And two women have been accused of assaulting an 18-year-old woman outside Viper Nite Club in Torquay about 3am on April 20.

And earlier this month, a mother and her daughter were involved in a fight with a teenage girl at Maryborough's Station Square.

Snr Sgt Skyring didn't believe there was an increase in fights between women.

"I don't think it's any more prominent and I think it depends on the circumstances," she said.

"You find in some circumstances they're known to each other - it's not stranger violence necessarily."

Snr Sgt Skyring said police also continued to combat domestic violence.

"It's a problem in the Fraser Coast, it's a problem everywhere," she said.

"It is still there and it's not going away as much as we're trying to do what we can to raise awareness."

Snr Sgt Skyring also acknowledged the Fraser Coast had some problems with night time violence.

Despite the State Government's trials of Party Safe precincts across the State, there are none on the Fraser Coast.

The precincts are designed to have a strong police presence to minimise the risk of anti-social behaviour.

Snr Sgt Skyring said she would watch the trials to see if they were successful.

"If it looks like it's something that's going to work- love to see it get in here at the Fraser Coast."

She concluded with a blunt message to the community about any form of violence.

"Police will not tolerate it at all, it's unacceptable behaviour," Snr Sgt Skyring said.

The stats

  • In 2013 there were 1010 assaults in the Wide Bay Burnett Police District
  • From January to the end of April last year there were 337 assaults
  • Since the beginning of this year there have been 273 assault offences

Topics:  hervey bay hervey bay police maryborough police violence women



Foodies' scavenger hunt: are you up for it?

IF YOU want to give your tastebuds the flavour sensations of a lifetime, here is the ultimate foodie’s scavenger hunt through Brisbane.

5 minutes with Israel Folau on footy, life and love

Israel Folau and Silver Fern netballer Maria Tutaia announced their engagement last last year.

WE CAUGHT up with football star and Brisbane ex-pat Israel Folau.

10 reasons to head to South Bank this summer

Head to the only inner-city beach in Australia!

South Bank has a ridiculous amount of fun things to do.

Five mammoth events you need in your life

No Caption

BRISBANE isn’t known for doing things by halves…

How to make your child's every dream come true...

Take a dip at South Bank in the inner-city beach.

‘I DON’T want to do fun things, Mum and Dad’… said no child ever!

How to do Eat Street the right way

Know where to start and where to end to avoid a huge food coma before you get to experience all the goodies!

EVERY Friday and Saturday night, Hamilton comes alive.

You can do WHAT in Brisbane?!

Talk about arriving in style! Take your pub crawl to the next level with a helicopter!

BET you didn't know you could do these things in Brisbane...

New life-saving centre opens on Fraser Coast

NEW OFFICE: After teaching first aid to 30,000 people, Glenn Bowman has opened the Training Centre Hervey Bay in Urangan.

First aid, jet ski, diving, boating training centre opens.

OUR SAY: The price must be right from State Govt

Bruce Highway roadworks at Tinana - resident Michael Jesse outside his house opposite the new highway off ramp that runs into Iindah Road West. He has witnessed many vehicles trying to enter the highway the wrong way in an attempt to head south.

The front page story brings to mind a film called The Castle.

Man allegedly drives five times the limit through Biggenden

He was reportedly swerving all over the road.

Local Partners

Kristen Stewart to host SNL

Kristen Stewart will host a pre-Super Bowl episode of SNL next month

Louis Tomlinson celebrated his son's first birthday

Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth celebrate son's first birthday

Kylie Minogue will take husband's name

Kylie Minogue will take her fiancé Joshua Sasse's surname

Nicole reveals her biggest parenting challenges

Actress Nicole Kidman.

Nicole Kidman says her kids are ‘deeply attuned' to her moods.

Suicide Squad director reveals his regrets about the film

Margot Robbie in a scene from the movie Suicide Squad.

DIRECTOR of superhero flick on what he’d change about ‘flawed’ film.

Meet the new Marco on MasterChef Australia: Yotam Ottolenghi

Israeli-born, London-based chef Yotam Ottolenghi will be a guest chef for a week on the 2017 season of MasterChef Australia.

AFTER Marco’s defection to Seven, MasterChef signs a true food hero.

Stockland's $150m pitch: Build it and they will come

Gladstone Marina. The Gladstone Regional Council offers a range of exciting job opportunities. Photo Contributed: Murray Ware.

Here's why we need to see Stockland upgrade start soon.

First home buyers the "lifeblood” of Fraser Coast market

CoreLogic property statistics reveal the region's median house price of $300,000 did not change in the September quarter.

Median house price of $300,000 remains steady in September quarter

By the water's edge

Secure your seachange

HOT PROPERTY: Money to spend on land, buildings

File picture.

Sale, leasing of industrial real estate picks up in Mackay

Collapsed Coast company could owe up to $5 million

Staff, ATO, landlords among those out of pocket.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!