Vandals caught on CCTV throwing bricks at Peter Dutton's electorate office

| 25.08,18. 05:10 AM |


Vandals caught on CCTV throwing bricks at Peter Dutton's electorate office




Peter Dutton office vandals caught on video throwing bricks as police release CCTV footage


CCTV captures four people smashing the windows and doors of Peter Dutton's office. (ABC News)


Queensland Police have released video footage of the four people who smashed Peter Dutton's electoral office early on Friday morning, in a bid to find the offenders.


The footage was captured on CCTV at 1:45am and shows the group running up to the Federal Member for Dickson's office at Strathpine, in Brisbane's north, and began throwing brick pavers at the building.


One of the offenders used a hammer in the attack, which left six windows smashed and two front doors damaged with holes the size of a football.


Detectives said the incident also left puncture holes in the walls.


Thirty seconds after the attack began, the four people ran out of view of the camera and police do not believe anyone entered Mr Dutton's office.


Authorities are also investigating graffiti on a footpath about 200 metres down the road from Mr Dutton's office.


Andrew Schloss, who works in a disability support centre next door, said it was not the first time Mr Dutton's office had been targeted.


"Everything from people dressed up as witches through to the 'get up and go people' — a lot of people out here saying 'free Manus Island' and so on," he said.


"It's usually his stuff around his portfolio, but not damage like this."


Peter Dutton lost the leadership ballot for the Liberal Party on Friday after a noon showdown, with Scott Morrison elected as new leader.



abc


(Votes: 0)

Other News

'We are on your side': Morrison makes pitch to Australia after win Woman fighting for life after Macquarie Park two-car crash Aussie dollar jumps as Scott Morrison wins leadership Scott Morrison to be next PM; Peter Dutton beaten by five votes Police investigating fire in abandoned Melbourne warehouse as thick smoke blankets city Rainfall and possible thunderstorms heading for drought-stricken areas Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull digs in and tells Peter Dutton to prove he's eligible to sit in Parliament House empty after major police operation in Sydney's south west 'People should stop thinking about themselves': Government split after MPs launch second strike against Turnbull Solicitor-General to check if Peter Dutton is in breach of constitution Message of His Excellency Bishop Antoine - Charbel Tarabay In response to the severe drought in New South Wales Petrol prices climb to four-year high, ACCC urges motorists to use comparison apps Malcolm Turnbull hangs on with 48-35 leadership ballot win over Peter Dutton, reshuffle on the cards NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announces Climate Change Fund money to reduce energy costs Corrigin crash kills mother, 10yo son after semi-trailer slams into parked car Salt Ash bushfire in NSW upgraded to emergency as residents are warned it is too late to leave Victoria Police offer $500,000 reward to solve brutal sexual assault in North Melbourne Malcolm Turnbull's backdown on Paris emissions target fails to appease Coalition detractors Police car rammed, motorcycle officer driven off road in separate incidents Dutton denies plotting to overthrow Turnbull As PM risks leadership with electricity plan Gun law changes dropped by Tasmanian Liberals following community backlash Pilot dies in waterbombing helicopter crash on NSW south coast Two split record $100m Powerball jackpot AFIC Press Release with regards to Senator Anning’s maiden speech in Parliament Time to invest in a solar battery system or upgrade your existing system? Woman accused of murdering rapper in Sydney street granted bail Rising out-of-pocket medical costs force more than 1m Australians to put off doctor visits: report New Zealand bans foreigners from buying property in effort to clamp down on house price growth NSW bushfires: Emergency warnings issued for fires near near Croobyar and north Nowra Senator honours White Australia Policy in first speech and calls for 'final solution' on immigration