A police union has been left outraged after a person was prevented from handing himself in over the invention of a lifeless physique.
The suspect, 55, in custody, tried at hand himself into Gisborne Police Station in Melbourne’s north-west at about 5.30pm on Sunday solely to search out it locked up.
An unidentified man’s physique was discovered on a Rodney Road property at 6.30pm, which police are treating as suspicious.
Secretary of the Police Affiliation, Wayne Gatt, mentioned the closed station was a resourcing subject.
‘It has change into a recurrent theme the place a number of areas as of late have inadequate police sources out there to take care of conditions like this,’ he advised 3AW.
Gisborne police station was closed as a result of didn’t run for 24 hours.
The alleged offender resorted to urgent an intercom button, which put him in touch with
Kyneton police confirmed there was one officer contained in the Gisborne station, which Mr Gatt mentioned was a uncommon incidence.
The officer was meant to be on patrol that afternoon however occurred to be on the station to finish one other job, The Age reported.
Mr Gatt mentioned it was unacceptable the officer needed to take care of the person by himself.
‘We at the moment are additionally seeing our members positioned in danger due to this and we merely can’t enable it to proceed,’ he mentioned.
‘They have been attempting to run that station as a 24-hour police station since about March 2012.
‘They’ve solely lately needed to wind again evening shift providers to the group on the idea of inadequate sources.’
In the meantime, the reason for the person’s dying has not been confirmed nevertheless it’s understood police are treating the incident as suspicious.
Police consider the person had died someday between Thursday and Sunday, a neighbour advised The Herald Solar.
Whereas one other resident advised the publication a ‘weapon was concerned’.
‘Not a gun, so in all probability a knife,’ they mentioned.
One other native described the realm as a ‘very protected place’ and mentioned they’d not heard of something like this occurring earlier than.
Officers will reportedly keep outdoors the house till the person in custody has been questioned.
A wildlife rescue employee was additionally seen retrieving a hen from the premises round
Trauma cleaners had been additionally seen attending the property on Monday.
No fees have been laid at this stage.
Anybody with any data is requested to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.