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Images released as investigations continue into Tweed Heads protest activity

Thursday, 02 September 2021 01:59:43 PM

Investigators have released images of five people they would like to identify after unauthorised protest activity at the NSW/QLD border last month.

Tweed/Byron Police District commenced an investigation in response to an unauthorised protest on the NSW/QLD border on Sunday (22 August 2021).

During the operation, protestors crossed the border between Queensland at Coolangatta and NSW at Tweed Heads.

As part of ongoing investigations, police have today released images of five people who may be able to assist with inquiries.

The first man depicted is described as wearing a black t-shirt and cream cargo pants, with a GoPro strapped to his chest.

A second man depicted is described as wearing a faded grey t-shirt, orange pants and a blue and yellow face mask, holding a mobile phone.

A third man depicted is described as wearing a white t-shirt and a black cap.

A female depicted is described as wearing a black blouse and carrying a black handbag.

A fourth man depicted is described as wearing a black singlet and a black floppy hat, with a sleeve tattoo on his left arm.

Anyone with information about the identity of the five people – or has mobile phone footage of the protest activity – is urged to contact Crime Stoppers through the online portal or by contacting 1800 333 000.

Investigators are following up every report, with seven people charged and 55 PINs issued so far.

Police continue to appeal to the community to report suspected breaches of any public health order or behaviour which may impact on the health and safety of the community by contacting Crime Stoppers: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

Anyone who has information regarding individuals or businesses in contravention of a COVID-19-related ministerial direction is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.