Residents in a city who are thrown into chaos by children who have gotten out of hand, want to know why they are not in bed, said a prominent police officer.
Shocking video & # 39; s showed young people this week in Townsville in Queensland who cruelly attacked and joyriden adults in allegedly stolen cars.
On Monday, an 11-year-old girl was lured into the trap by the police after stabbing a teacher, 56, back with a peeler.
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Residents in a city who are thrown into chaos by children who are out of control and want to know why they are not in bed, said a prominent police officer (photo: young people reading graffiti signs & pays crime & # 39; on the street in Townsville)
Shocking video & # 39; s showed youngsters in Townsville, North Queensland, cruel adults beating this week and on Monday an 11-year-old girl was tackled by the police after stabbing a 56 teacher back with a paring knife (photo shown) )
The political and business leaders of the regional city have now had crisis talks about unbridled youth crime.
A police operation aimed at repeat offenders in high-risk areas has accused 15 people in the past year of more than 100 violations.
& # 39; What most people cannot fathom is why children aged eight years & # 39; even out of bed at night? & # 39; Northern Region Assistant Police Commissioner Paul Taylor told The courier mail.
& # 39; It's hard – I don't apologize for them, but some of these young people have an extremely difficult and complex background, & # 39; he said.
Mr. Taylor added that the authorities were working hard to ensure that children went to school instead of doing damage on the street.
& # 39; Most of us find it difficult to rationalize a normal world where children are raised and loved by this other world & # 39 ;, he said.
& # 39; What most people cannot fathom is that children aged eight years & # 39; even out of bed at night? & # 39; Northern Region Assistant Police Commissioner Paul Taylor (photo) said
The shocking video that made national headlines this week showed a group of young people who cruelly struck an adult and dragged them to the middle of a busy road.
Another showed an allegedly stolen ute filled with children from 11 years of age driving along the wrong side of the main roads and forcing other cars to hit their breaks.
In another incident, CCTV recordings showed that a syringe was reportedly threatened before they were carjacked.
CCTV of a photo of a local McDonald's, young people (photo), cheeky dinners before staff kicked them out
CCTV from a local McDonald & # 39; s suggested young people making diners bold before the staff kicked them out.
Shae Tucker told me An ongoing case she was brutally beaten with her friend Tegan Moore by a child she thought was eight years old before the couple was attacked by a gang of 30 children.
& # 39; They screamed for the car keys, & # 39; she said, describing the children as & # 39; relentless & # 39 ;.
Tegan also shared her terrifying ordeal.
& # 39; I just remember kicking and screaming and saying: & # 39; get away from me & # 39; and they just didn't care. People were laughing, & she said.
Local parent Tabitha Hurst works in a gas station and often witnesses & # 39; 10 or 11-year-old drivers trying to steal fuel & # 39 ;.
In one case, she saw a minor offender wearing an ankle strap on his allegedly stolen car full of fuel and driving off without paying.
& # 39; I see children as young as five and six eating and drinking and stealing lollipops – they are not afraid of authority, & # 39; she said.
Shae Tucker (pictured with her injuries) said she was brutally beaten by 30 children
The locals said they are frustrated with the lack of consequences that the youths face (photo: underage people terrorizing Townsville)
& # 39; You can stand there and tell them to take it out and they will scold you and call you all sorts of names. & # 39;
Damian Crosby, acting Chief Inspector, said A Current Affair police are trying to tackle the problem and are looking for a & # 39; core group of high-risk repeat offenders & # 39; in connection with carjacking.
But the locals said that although they believe the police are doing everything they can, they are frustrated with the lack of consequences that the young people face.
Many go to court but, due to their young age, end up on the street again.
The locals say they are now afraid of leaving their house.
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