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April 15, 2021

Scumbags stealing at Clarkes Beach

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I just want to send in some information about what happened the other day to my son. We are locals in the Byron Bay area and live in Fernleigh just out of Byron. We are regular visitors to Byron Bay as my son who is 15 years old is a keen surfer and photographer.

On Tuesday, my son went to the toilets at Clarkes Beach, locked his bike up, left his flippers snorkel and goggles on it and within one to two minutes he walked back out of the toilet and someone had stolen them. My son couldn’t believe someone would steal these.

Are they so desperate? Lucky he took his backpack which had his camera and other gear with him.

How low of an act that someone decided to steal from a kid. These snorkels etc was his new gear that he bought himself for Christmas and some petty individual obviously thought he didn’t deserve them anymore.

It’s a shame there are people in our society that feel they need to steal off people.

My son is a very keen photographer and was out taking pictures on the reef off Clarkes Beach. He got some great pics of turtles and the water today in Byron was majestic.

But because of a low-life scum it ruined his day. I just would like to send a message to locals to watch out for their stuff at all times.

Leanne Miles, Fernleigh


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  1. Sadly it could possibly be some of the locals who do such things. It’s a huge shame there are so many young ice addicts around these days who have no conscience. I think it’s the worst I have ever seen it.

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