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Neighbours accuse man of drug dealing in their street

FED UP: Someone put this sign up to deter people parking.
FED UP: Someone put this sign up to deter people parking.

POLICE have warned against vigilante action after residents of a suburban street put up a sign accusing their neighbour of dealing drugs.

Last week, a sign was posted on a light post in a Kepnock street which read: "No parking for drug recipients, currently under CCTV footage."

But the accused man has denied the accusations saying he is a family man and believes someone in the street has a vendetta against him.

A long-term resident who asked to remain anonymous said she was uncertain who posted the sign but said it indicated the frustrations of some residents who were annoyed with the constant coming and going of cars at all hours.

"The last 12 months have been busy and the last five months have been super busy," she said.

"The cars line up around the street, parked in front of everyone's houses waiting for others to go so they can move up. Sometimes they just drive around in circles waiting."

She said for a small street it was extremely busy and police had been contacted by numerous people in the street.

"There are elderly people who have lived here for years and they don't feel safe anymore," she said.

Another resident told the NewsMail it was her partner who put up the sign because they were fed up with cars parking in front of their house at all hours.

"There are cars out the front at 5am, 7am and 2am," she said.

"We are sick of cars pulling up in front of our house at 2am and the dogs barking."

"It's so obvious what they are doing."

But the man accused said he'd had police called to his house on numerous occasions and the allegations were unfounded.

"I don't know who's called them but I think they have a vendetta against me. None of the neighbours have come and spoken to me," he said.

"We've had the police called for reasons that don't even make sense and nothing has come out of it."

He said he was a single dad with three young sons, and friends and family regularly visited.

"I think it's totally unfair. I've set up a playground for the kids in the backyard and they have their cousins over to play," he said.

"They might make a bit of noise sometimes."

Bundaberg Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Senior Sergeant Joe Hildred said he strongly urged community members against taking this type of action.

"If people have concerns then they should contact police directly or call Crime Stoppers anonymously," he said.

He said detectives were investigating the matter.

Topics:  drug dealing, editors picks, neighbours




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