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Shot gun vandals target Turtons Creek

FOREST Fire Management Victoria is calling on the community to help catch those responsible for

disgraceful acts at the Turtons Creek campground in South Gippsland.

Five wombats were found dead at the campground, a significant amount of rubbish had been

dumped, signs had been destroyed with a shotgun, trees were spray-painted and a timber picnic

setting was burnt.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Gippsland, Chris Stephenson said: “We want to hear from community

members or visitors to the area may have spotted suspicious behaviour that could help with the

investigation.

“We are urging anyone to come forward with information that could help us find who is responsible

for this.

“It’s thought that there may have been one or more four wheel drive vehicles in the campground

area around June 29 and 30.

“Community members are our eyes and ears on the ground, providing valuable information that

assists our investigations,” Mr Stephenson said.

You can report environmental crime like this incident, to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning on 136 186. You can also provide

information at your local DELWP office or police station.

Load of rubbish: vandals have left a trail of destruction at the Turtons Creek campground recently that saw a significant amount of rubbish had been dumped.

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