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Gold Coast canals infested ‘tinny rats’ locals terrorised

  • Residents are calling on police after continuing to be terrorised by ‘tinny rats’
  • Youths are tearing through the Gold Coast’s canals in their tin dinghies
  • Locals are asking for help from law enforcement with their antics out of control  

Residents are calling on police for help as their community continues to be terrorised by ‘tinny rats’ hooning through their canals.

The Gold Coast’s many waterways have become the setting of a battle between terrified locals and reckless youths who fly through areas in tin dinghies above the speed limit and driving dangerously. 

‘They’ve got no respect for anyone else around,’ resident Karen Barnes told Nine. 

‘They’re a dangerous to themselves and others.’

Residents are calling on police for help as their community continues to be terrorised by ‘tinny rats’ hooning through their canals

The issue has become increasingly worrying for locals and law enforcement alike, with Gold Coast Police admitting they have a problem with ‘tinny bashing’.

Footage of people, mostly young men, driving through the narrow canals at a high-rate of speed, performing tricks and splashing stationary boats and scaring families.

The limit in the residential areas of the inlets is 6 knots, but the ‘tinny rats’ can be seen travelling much faster.

‘There’s a fine line between having fun and being dangerous,’ a resident said.

The Gold Coast's waterways have become the setting of a battle between locals and reckless youths who fly through areas in tin dinghies above the speed limit and driving dangerously

The Gold Coast’s waterways have become the setting of a battle between locals and reckless youths who fly through areas in tin dinghies above the speed limit and driving dangerously

Footage of people, mostly young men, driving through the narrow canals at a high-rate of speed, performing tricks and splashing stationary boats and scaring families

Footage of people, mostly young men, driving through the narrow canals at a high-rate of speed, performing tricks and splashing stationary boats and scaring families

People are calling for police to address the growing concern and stop the trend before someone gets injured.

There are several Facebook pages dedicated to ‘tinny bashing’ with people sharing their stunts with other ‘rats’.

Many of the images and videos shared appear to be in the Gold Coast’s canals.



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