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Extra cops to tackle Townsville crime

AAP logoAAP 19/09/2016

An extra 30 police officers are being deployed to Townsville as part of a city-wide blitz on youth crime.

The additional officers will remain in the north Queensland city for the next month to help local cops as part of the government Strikeforce Townsville initiative.

Townsville MP Scott Stewart says young people in the region often face challenging situations including abuse, violence, drugs, alcohol, lack of education and mental or other health issues.

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