Case of the disappearing wall remains unsolved

THE Derwent Valley Council seems to have made little progress on the case of the disappearing wall at Boyer Oval. Three weeks after several metres of stone retaining wall went missing, last night’s council meeting hear there was nothing to report.

When asked for an update on the matter by Cr Matt Hill, general manager Dean Griggs said there was some confusion over the issue, and took the question on notice. Previous questions put to the council by New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News also remain unanswered after more than a fortnight, including whether or not the matter has been reported to police and if the incident was recorded by security cameras at the sports ground.

A woman walking her dog is understood to be one of the first people to have reported the disappearance of the retaining wall. Crowbar marks were visible along the length of the bank that was once held back by a stone wall thought to be as old as the sportsground itself.

Attending a football game at the ground in the week after the theft, former gate attendant and football club life member Pixie Turner said the wall had been there for the 70 years she’s been associated with the football club.

Anyone with information about the disappearance of the wall can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.

Picture: Football club volunteers Pixie Turner, Graeme Menzie and Adrian Graham sitting where there was once a retaining wall at Boyer Oval.

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