Police to blitz Angels Beach
By NERIDA BLOK
POLICE will launch a blitz of Angels Beach at East Ballina in an attempt to regain control of the area from unruly youths.
Ballina MP Don Page said he had spoken to Richmond Local Area Command Superintendent Bruce Lyons after last Friday night's incident when police took five hours to subdue up to 150 youths.
The beach car park has become a regular venue for large parties on Friday nights over the past month.
Mr Page made the approach after resident Carlos De Los Mozos, who attempted to break up a commotion outside his Beachfront Parade home, was attacked by some of the youths.
Mr Page said he supported the proposal to increase the police presence in the area.
"The behaviour of the young people at Angels Beach on Friday evening is totally unacceptable," he said.
Supt Lyons confirmed extra police would be deployed to prevent further incidents.
Mr Page said another option was to lock up the car park near the beach where young people 'do wheelies'.
"That's a matter for council and we are going to talk to them about that," he said.
Another longer-term option suggested was to make the area an alcohol-free zone.
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