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Senseless vandalism at charity store

BITE THE HAND: Murgon Lifeline volunteers, Sylvia, Rhondda, Helen and Helene are saddened by the damage to the Christmas display after the window and door of Lifeline was destroyed on the weekend.
BITE THE HAND: Murgon Lifeline volunteers, Sylvia, Rhondda, Helen and Helene are saddened by the damage to the Christmas display after the window and door of Lifeline was destroyed on the weekend. Rose Hamilton-Barr

VANDALISM at the Lifeline store at Murgon has been labelled as senseless.

Shocked volunteer staff are angry and disappointed the front glass windows sustained four smashes and half the glass on the front doors was also broken in a meaningless attack on Saturday afternoon.

Shop supervisor Sylvia Leplaw said the offender didn't achieve anything except to destroy the Christmas display put together by volunteers.

Murgon Police Senior Sergeant Lance Guteridge said a 15-year-old female had been charged with wilful damage to property.

"This juvenile will appear in the Murgon Children's Court," Snr Sgt Guteridge said.

Half the shop is also closed to customers until the damage is fixed.

"They didn't get anything out of it," Mrs Leplaw said.

"It's heartbreaking, all the Christmas stock was in the window ready for Christmas."

Mrs Leplaw said volunteers spent all day Monday removing glass and cleaning up the mess.

"It's just absolutely senseless vandalism," she said.

"You meet some lovely people (customers) but it's stuff like this that really turns your gut."

South Burnett

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