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Nine PINs issued over Malabar Headland party - Strike Force Travelstop

Wednesday, 01 September 2021 08:42:54 PM

Police have issued nine Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) as part of ongoing investigations into large gatherings, which breached Public Health Orders, in the Maroubra area.

Last month, officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command established Strike Force Travelstop to investigate reports of a number of large gatherings at Maroubra in mid-August.

It was reported that these parties, which were in breach of the Public Health Orders, involved dozens of people who had since returned a positive COVID-19 test result.

As part of the investigation, police have established that a number of people gathered at Malabar Headland during the evening of Friday 23 July 2021. It is suspected that this party is also linked to cases of COVID-19.

Following inquiries, police issued $1000 PINs to nine men – aged 24, 22, 20, three aged 19 and three aged 18 – earlier today (Wednesday 1 September 2021) in relation to the Malabar Headland party in July.

Investigations into the August gatherings at Maroubra are continuing, which includes determining whether there are any links between the Malabar and Maroubra parties.

Anyone with information which may assist Strike Force Travelstop investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.