Two men have been charged after allegedly intimidating boatfuls of people – some of them containing children – on the Murray River border between NSW and Victoria.
On Saturday afternoon about 15 men onboard a boat were allegedly spotted on the Murray river between Moama and Echuca harassing people in other craft.
Among those was a houseboat hired by nine women; one of them, who called 3AW anonymously, described how some of the men allegedly jumped aboard their vessel, urinated on their belongings, exposed themselves, hurled bottles and yelled death threats.
The boat of about 15 men allegedly hurled projectiles and abuse at multiple boats on the Murray River. Picture: 3AW
“It was absolutely terrifying; we were really scared for our safety,” the caller said.
“There was just no reasoning with them, either.
“Some of them were so intoxicated they were jumping between the boats, falling in; the whole thing was so scary.”
The woman described how she and her friends allegedly had to barricade themselves in the upstairs section of the houseboat for half-an-hour until the men moved on.
Two other women also called 3AW Mornings to detail their alleged run-ins with the group on the same stretch of river.
Two of the men allegedly boarded a house boat hired by a group of women, urinated on belongings and exposed themselves. Picture: 3AW
“We were on another pontoon boat and we had children on board and the men were exposing themselves, yelling profanities and had their fingers up,” said one of them.
NSW Police on Tuesday confirmed they’ve spoken to two men, aged 26 and 28, in Victoria, and issued them with Field Court Attendance Notices for intimidation.
They’re due to appear in Moama Local Court on May 11.
Police investigations continue.
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