News

Residents sick of nasty night-time mob in local park

WE won't be intimidated.

That is the message to mobs of out-of-control youths from a successful businessman who lives near a park close to the CBD.

The resident, who wished to remain anonymous for his own and his children's safety, said the community was fed up with the night-time activities of large groups of young people.

"The issue is that there are youths in groups of five to 30 who congregate en masse in parks in close proximity to the CBD … and generally they are involved in violent altercations," he said.

"I saw a group of them fighting the other night at 9.30pm. Innocent people have been attacked violently and it has been getting worse for the last 12 months.

"If you live near a park you are afraid of going outside for fear of getting bashed up.

"Many of these parks have been designed specifically for young families to go to with their children.

"They have swings for them to play with their parents. They are not designed for the congregation of youths to behave in a dysfunctional, anti-social way.

"We have purchased properties in the most prestigious part of Ipswich. It is a fantastic place with a great future ahead of it and we are not going to be intimidated by groups of young people gathering in public parks and made feel unsafe in our own homes."

The resident said Safe City cameras were a great initiative and welcomed the news that police would be patrolling the parks in question.

"Members of the community are irate about this situation. You can't beat up innocent bystanders who are contributing to Ipswich and get away with it."

Topics:  assault, ipswich




Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Support group to pay costs of funeral

TRAGIC LOSS: The scene of a fire at One Mile where Maurice Sutton died.

Logan House Fire Support Network are rallying around family

Is this a dead cockroach in this meat pie?

COCKY PIE: A picture that was taken of the offending bakery product, which allegedly contained a dead cockroach. BELOW: The Redbank Plains Hot Bread business.

Unhappy customer given refund after claiming insect was found in pie

Man molested daughter's best friend

Ipswich Police Station and Courthouse. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times

40-year-old attending counselling after crime

Latest deals and offers

Police call for public assistance

Senior Sergeant Robbie Goodger.

Police are calling for witnesses after a woman, 54, was killed falling from a...

Deebing Creek Mission cemetery

Wade Thompson and Henry Thompson Jr perform a traditional smoke ceremony at the Deebing Creek Mission Cemetery after the confirmation that the area is the loaction of a mass grave.

A smoke ceremony held at the Deebing Creek Mission cemetery.

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances