Rise in crime demoralises Gold Coast community

Rise in crime demoralises Gold Coast community

Crime is on the rise on the Gold Coast with more than 100 incidents reported in the last six months. We delve into the statistics surrounding coastal crime and how the community has been affected.

[media-credit id=175 align=”alignleft” width=”590″]Surfers Paradise resident Russell Walsh is still recovering from a near-fatal bashing in September, 2007.[/media-credit]

Surfers Paradise resident Russell Walsh is still recovering from a near-fatal bashing in September, 2007.

Bashing victim still suffering

In September, 2007, 53-year-old Russell Walsh was brutally bashed after a night out with friends in Surfers Paradise. He sustained critical brain injuries in the attack and now suffers severe anxiety as well as short and long term memory loss.

Listen to interview with Russell Walsh:

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Background music courtesy of Connum  (Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License) 

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