Police charge seventeen for offences in CBD over weekend

GLADSTONE Police operation Parasol was put to the test this weekend, with police charging a number of people for public nuisance offences.

A total of 17 people committed offences on 23 charges of public nuisance, contravene, obstruct and assault police.

The industry-funded operation was set up last year to combat night violence in the CBD.

Last month doubts surrounded the continuation of the operation after Mayor Gail Sellers and industry representatives met with Police Minister Jack Dempsey at a community cabinet deputation.

At the time the Department of Community Safety said it was reviewing potential Operation Parasol funding.



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