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Daring graffiti attack at Otford

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AN investigation is underway after five people spray-painted a train at Otford on Saturday.
The train was en route from Sydney to Wollongong when it stopped at Otford Railway Station about 12.40am.
Police have been told five people spray-painted two carriages with graffiti while it was stopped at the platform
Police were alerted but the five had left the scene when they arrived a few minutes later.
A search of the area was conducted and several items seized for forensic examination. All had their faces covered.
A police dog tracked a scent to nearby Station Street, where investigators believe their car was parked.
Police are now appealing for information to identify those responsible. Anyone with information about the incident or those involved, should call Wollongong Police, the Police Transport Command or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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