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A council worker places the final decorations on Lismore's new Christmas tree. (supplied)
A council worker places the final decorations on Lismore’s new Christmas tree last month. Three people are facing fines for attempting to scale the tree while drunk. (supplied)

Lismore Police are warning late night revellers to stay clear of the recycled Christmas tree in Lismore CBD after three people were fined over the weekend for trying to climb it after they had been drinking.

Around 3am on Sunday morning two 19-year-old women were caught attempting to climb the tree and were issued infringement notices for trespassing.

Just half an hour earlier, at 2.30am, a 20-year-old Lismore man was seen trying to climb the tree and was also issued with a fine for trespassing.

All three were drunk at the time.

Senior constable David Henderson from the Richmond Local Area Command crime management unit warned that there is a live CCTV feed from the Christmas tree to the Lismore Police Station and climbing the tree would not be tolerated.

‘The Christmas tree is there for the community to enjoy. However, climbing the tree is a dangerous act and we will take decisive action,’ he said.

‘Council is erecting a sign and we expect people to respect this and use their common sense. The last thing any family wants is a loved one being injured just before Christmas.’

Lismore City Council will place a ‘No Trespassing’ sign near the tree and is fixing several lights that were damaged over the weekend.

 


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2 COMMENTS

  1. It needs recycling again. Who thinks up these stupid ideas? Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ the Saviour of mankind, and you dimwits turn it into a farce of recycled tyres.

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