Schoolgirl disappearance exposes shire video farce

THE DISAPPEARANCE of a schoolgirl in Duidgee Park has exposed serious flaws in the town’s video security camera system, which is owned and maintained by the Shire of Toodyay and monitored by local police.

The young teenager was reported missing after school last month, and local police inquiries traced her to Duidgee Park.

The area, which includes public toilets and a children’s playground, is monitored by a shire video security camera that mostly points in the wrong direction – including at roofs and trees – and often sticks in the same position for long periods.

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