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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 05:37 am
A Victoria Police spokeswoman said the heat might have frayed tempers at Oak Park Aquatic Centre in Melbourne’s north on Saturday, when about 30 youths had reportedly assaulted staff.
UPDATE. The Herald Sun:
A suburban pool will reopen today with beefed-up security after a mob of about 30 people attacked four staff on Saturday.
Three pool staff and a security guard at Oak Park Aquatic Centre were set upon after trying to eject a member of the group about 4pm.
The pool’s management decided not to open the complex yesterday, despite the 40C scorcher, because of concerns security measures didn’t go far enough.
UPDATE II. Reader Tony reports that The Age’s brief mention of Saturday’s Poolistinian uprising didn’t actually appear in the newspaper’s print edition.