Police update 3: 23 charged at Aurukun

Police are continuing investigations into offences committed in Aurukun, following the homicide of a 37-year-old man on New Year’s Day.

Investigators have now charged 23 people with 79 offences in Aurukun after rioting in the town.

Those charges relate to six houses being set on fire, two other houses being extensively damaged and other offences.

Twelve people have been charged with arson.

Those arrested are due to appear in the Aurukun and Cairns Magistrates courts on a range of dates between January and April 2020.

Police continue to collaborate with community leaders and elders in the Aurukun community along with government and non-government agencies to improve safety and security in the town.

Links to previous releases:

Update 2: https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/news/2020/01/08/update-2-four-charged-with-riot-aurukun/

Update 1: https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/news/2020/01/02/update-1-two-charged-with-murder-amidst-community-unrest-in-aurukun/

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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