NSW Police call for video, photos of Mardi Gras incidents
An online appeal for vision and photos has been launched by police investigating two alleged incidents at or near the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade earlier this month.
Two incidents are being investigated by the Professional Standards Command, under the banner of Strike Force Marla, with oversight from the Ombudsman, one involving an 18 year old man, and the other prominent activist Bryn Hutchison.
“We are hoping people will use the online reporting mechanism to share with us what they know,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Greg Rolph said.
“For those who may find going into a police station daunting or those who may not wish to attend a police station - making the initial report online is certainly an option.
“Strike force detectives may be interested in contacting you if the information proves to be useful in solving a crime.”
Assistant Commissioner Rolph said the information people provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
He said police were aware many people along the Mardi Gras Parade route would have been filming the parade.
“It is important for all those who were in the area and may have filmed the incidents, or have photos of the alleged incidents to share what they have," Rolph said..
“This is not a time for people to stay silent – sharing your Mardi Gras video and photos will help us piece together what happened before, during and after both of these incidents.
“These images and video will play a big part assisting in a full and open inquiry being conducted.”
People wishing to upload video and photos can go to police.nsw.gov.au select the “Mardi Gras Incidents 2013” link.