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LOCAL DELINQUENT TEENS are emerging as the prime suspects in Australia’s first beheading tragedy.
Residents of Gulgong in the NSW mid-west awoke this morning to find the head of the Henry Lawson statue missing, sparking a massive manhunt in the local area.
Police from neighboring towns will arrive in the sleepy hamlet this afternoon to aid local authorities in their investigations.
Acting superintendent of Mudgee Police Grosvenor Green has asked those responsible to hand themselves in before things get worse.
“The perpetrators of this act are being hunting by both police and local poetry enthusiasts. They’re playing a dangerous game,” he said.
“We’re trying to establish a motive for the crime. At this point in time, we can rule out any possible links to you know what,”
“As well as facing serious criminal damage charges, those responsible will also have to foot the bill for the repairs.”
The sentiments of the local police haven’t been echoed by others in the Gulgong community, with some residents saying that “its harmless fun”.
Principal of Gulgong High School Frank Phantom is pleased that some of his students have created their own fun instead of staying at home and smoking drugs.
“This town, like many others, is in the midst of a crystal methamphetamine plague. Compounded by rampant teen pregnancy and cheap bourbon Tuesdays at the Commercial – there’s not much fun to be had around here for young people,” he said.
“I’d rather hear that some of my students cut Henry Lawson’s head off in the middle of the night than have them punch out a few cops after their usual tin foil tacos,”
“What ever happened to the good old ‘boys will be boys mentality we all grew up with?” he said.
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