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Premier blames Sydney ‘thugs’ for ‘African gang violence’

  • Victorian Premier blames Sydney teenagers for crime wave hitting Melbourne 
  • Recently, western suburbs hit with crime influx despite issue first rising in 2012 
  • A number of violent incidents taken place across city including attacks on police

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has blamed ‘interstate thugs’ for the ‘African gang violence’ sweeping Melbourne.

Mr Andrews implied young children from Sydney were the cause of violence hitting the western suburbs of Victoria, including Tarneit.  

In past weeks, the city has seen a spike in gang violence and criminal activity across Melbourne despite the issue first surfacing in 2012 after the Apex gang emerged. 

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (pictured) blamed ‘interstate thugs’ for the ‘African gang violence’ sweeping Melbourne

Mr Andrews implied young teenagers from Sydney were the cause of violent African gangs hitting the western suburbs of Victoria, including Tarneit

Mr Andrews implied young teenagers from Sydney were the cause of violent African gangs hitting the western suburbs of Victoria, including Tarneit

In past weeks, the city has seen a spike in gang violence and criminal activity across Melbourne despite the issue first surfacing in 2012 after the Apex gang emerged

In past weeks, the city has seen a spike in gang violence and criminal activity across Melbourne despite the issue first surfacing in 2012 after the Apex gang emerged

‘When we get dozens or more young kids playing up from Sydney who are here in Melbourne, if we’ve got a database we’d known about those kids and what they’re history is, what their status is,’ Mr Andrews said according to The Australian. 

Regular patrols are taking place in Tarneit while a mobile police station was set up by Victoria Police in an attempt to curb the crime rates.

A group of African youths who call themselves Menace to Society (MTS) trashed the Ecoville Community Park by smashing windows, furniture and walls and spray painting their signature ‘MTS’ across the property shortly after Christmas. 

An AirBnB house in Werribee, in Melbourne’s west, was also trashed and tagged with ‘MTS’.

Police were forced to retreat from the Werribee property after more than 100 South Sudanese children threw rocks at them and cars were smashed.

Another police officer was attacked and left with face injuries in a separate incident when a young African teenager kicked him in the face on Boxing Day at Highpoint Shopping Centre.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told media last week Mr Andrew’s government was responsible for the gangs terrorising Melbourne residents. 

The publication reported Victoria Police would not comment on whether they were investigating NSW people in relation to the offences. 

'When we get dozens or more young kids playing up from Sydney who are here in Melbourne,' Mr Andrews said according to The Australian

‘When we get dozens or more young kids playing up from Sydney who are here in Melbourne,’ Mr Andrews said according to The Australian

A group of African youths who call themselves Menace to Society (MTS) trashed the Ecoville Community Park by smashing windows, furniture and walls (pictured) 

A group of African youths who call themselves Menace to Society (MTS) trashed the Ecoville Community Park by smashing windows, furniture and walls (pictured) 

The African youth gangs plaster their initials in spray paint throughout trashed properties

The African youth gangs plaster their initials in spray paint throughout trashed properties



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