Alleged vandal, 62, says he was fighting back at youth

A 62-year-old Kingscliff man charged with vandalising his local police station said he was fighting back against out-of-control youths.

Stanley Lawrence Emanuel allegedly led police on a 300m chase, injuring two officers, as he fled on a toy scooter.

When Emanuel faced Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday, police alleged he spray painted slogans including "dumb cops" and "kingy boys rule" on Kingscliff Police Station.

Tweed Byron LAC crime manager Detective Inspector Brendon Cullen said several police officers were in the station at the time.

The Gold Coast Bulletin reported how Emanuel felt his family was being terrorised by "teen thugs".

His wife, who asked not to be named, said neighbourhood issues were really getting to her husband.

"It's a cry for help, that's what it is, because nobody's doing anything," she said.

"The teenagers are out of hand. They're just completely out of control in Kingscliff. 

They're just terrorising people, terrorising us. We just got to breaking point."

Mr Stanley was granted bail and he will reappear on September 16.



Construction of new $1.65m Mobil service station to begin

Premium Content Construction of new $1.65m Mobil service station to begin

The plans have strict guidelines of when the works can be completed.

UPDATE: Female driver from Tanby Rd crash flown to Brisbane

Premium Content UPDATE: Female driver from Tanby Rd crash flown to Brisbane

The woman was unconscious as emergency services worked to free her from her SUV

Student suffers head injury in alleged school assault

Premium Content Student suffers head injury in alleged school assault

The concerning incident is one of many to occur at the school over recent months.