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Police say there were two incidents of illegal behaviour involving men on the far north coast last week.

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A report says that at bout 10.03pm on Thursday, 8 October, a 17-year-old male entered the public toilets at the BP service station in Chinderah.

He noticed that one cubicle had a closed door. The lad began to use the urinal when he heard noises coming from the cubicle – he turned around to see a mobile phone sticking out from under the closed cubicle door aimed directly at him.

When the boy turned around the phone was retracted from under the door back into the cubical very quickly.

The victim did up his pants up and verbally confronted the person in the cubicle then left the toilet, returning to his friends to tell them what had occurred in the toilets.

Staff were advised of the incident and Police were called.

Police attended and obtained CCTV footage to identify the male. Investigations identified a 27-year-old male as being responsible for the incident. He has been interviewed by Police. His phone was examined with police locating footage of similar incidents that occurred in the Lismore area.

The man denied filming at the BP Chinderah.

He has been charged with two offences of Film person in a private act and will appear before Lismore Local Court on November 2, 2020.

Tyagarah Beach

On Wednesday October 7, about 12:45 pm Police were conducting high visibility foot patrols of Tyagarah Beach, Grays Lane Tyagarah due to ongoing complaints of lewd behaviour particularly involving naked males.

As Police walked in a south along the walking track approximately 200 metres south of the designated clothing optional area up in the dunes which is not clothing optional and governed by National Parks and Wildlife, police observed a male to be sitting down naked under a tree masturbating.

Police further observed another fully naked male, with an erection standing over the other male and both were looking at each other.

The males did not notice police presence until police approached them closer. When they noticed police one of the males took off on foot completely naked. Police commenced chasing this naked male before catching up with him on the beach.

One of the males who was 54 years of age advised he was on holidays from Newcastle and the other male aged 37 was living out of his car.

Both males were advised they were being issued with infringement notices for offensive behaviour.

Police will continue to conduct patrols of these areas and act for those not complying.


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