Skater grateful for community support

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Skateboarder Greig Evill and Busselton Police officer in charge Manus Walsh at the Busselton Skate Park
Camera IconSkateboarder Greig Evill and Busselton Police officer in charge Manus Walsh at the Busselton Skate Park Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

The victim of an alleged assault and property damage at Busselton skate park last month has thanked the community for its support and generosity.

Greig Evill is a concreter who helped build the skate park, Youth Centre and Activities Building.

Working on the project inspired him to reignite his passion for skateboarding.

Mr Evil lwas skating on July 27 when the alleged incident occurred.

“There was a lot of outrage to begin with, but people’s offers of support started to flood in straight away,” he said.

“I’d like to thank South West Windscreen and Glass for replacing the side glass and windscreen, and the police for doing all they can.

“I even got them a box of doughnuts for their troubles.”

One community member also donated a new skateboard to Mr Evill.

Busselton police officer-in-charge Sgt Manus Walsh said it was an isolated incident, which had been dealt with swiftly by authorities.

“It’s pleasing to see the support that’s around in the community, not only as a response to this incident, but also in maintaining this area as a safe place,” he said.

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