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Police release image of person they want to talk to about Mullum Telstra tower fire 

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Following the devastating floods in February/March 2022 a fire at the Mullumbimby Telstra tower on River Terrace, behind the post office took out mobile communication in the town.

Police have now released CCTV footage of a person they ‘wish to speak with’ about the fire. 

The damaged mobile tower in Mullumbimby. Photo Simon Haslam.

‘Investigators are reappealing for information following a suspicious telecommunications tower fire at Mullumbimby in March last year,’ said a spokesperson for NSW Police. 

‘Police and emergency services were called to River Terrace about 3am on Friday 18 March 2022, following reports the top section of the tower was well alight.

‘Fire and Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the blaze before a crime scene was established and examined by specialist forensic officers.’

Detectives from Tweed/Byron Police District have now released CCTV footage of a person they believe can assist with their inquiries.

CCTV footage of a person police ‘wish to speak with’ in relation to the suspicious fire at the Telstra tower in Mullumbimby. Photo supplied

‘The person is depicted as wearing shorts, a hooded jumper, thongs and appears to be carrying a bulky object. Anyone who can identify the person in the CCTV footage, or who may have any other information, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.’


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7 COMMENTS

  1. Well, it’s not the first of April, so it must be a joke.
    What fool thought this photo could identify anybody ?
    Cheers, G”)

  2. Hay folks do not sell the investigative process short! It is entirely feasible that someone could take a look at the images and immediately see a physical resemblance to someone they know. That single connection might be all that is needed for the Police to be able to proceed with their investigation.

  3. Even viewing a silhouette of the person in question could be enough to cause something to “click” and lead the viewer to come forward with information that may lead to an arrest.

    • And it can be lost in a sea of a thousands of other people that think they recognise who it is, and most of those will have a beef with the person they name.

      • And it’s equally possible the opposite may occur!
        Leads can appear at anytime. It might take years but hopefully in time the mongrel will be revealed and a penalty exacted.

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