8 Apr 2024

'Surge' in youth crime tackled at Invercargill meeting

From First Up, 5:53 am on 8 April 2024

Our southern most city has been struggling with escalting youth crime. According to Invercargill's maoyor it's at an all time high with vehicle thefts, break-ins, assaults, as well as death and rape threats against locals. On Saturday, a public meeting was held to talk about what can be done, as well as for victims to share their stories. Local councillor Barry Stewart who has received threats himself attended the meeting and joins us now.