Police update 4: Additional arrests after Aurukun riot

Police have made further arrests as part of investigations into rioting offences in Aurukun on New Year’s Day.

During the incidents, six houses were set on fire and two other houses were extensively damaged.

Investigators have now charged a total of 29 people with 120 offences.

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

Police continue to work closely with community leaders and Elders in Aurukun along with government and non-government agencies to improve safety and security.

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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