Community meeting to discuss street crime

BYRON community group, Last Drinks at 12 will host a meeting to discuss solutions to local alcohol-related crime and violence at night.

The meeting is from 2-4pm on Saturday at the Byron Bay Community Centre and will hear from a range of speakers representing the police, doctors and the community.

Organisers said a range of experts would speak at the meeting including Tony Brown who, in 2008 represented around 150 local Newcastle residents, small businesses and concerned citizens in a landmark Newcastle case initiated by police, that resulted in reductions in alcohol street violence, night time street crime, and Emergency Department admissions.

Mr Brown is also chairperson of Newcastle Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) and NSW's first Multicultural CDAT. Tony King from the Police Association of NSW will also speak at the meeting about the Last Drinks campaign which brings together police, medical and emergency personnel.


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