Winjan Community Centre devastated after centre ‘trashed’

Winjan Community Centre devastated after centre ‘trashed’

WINJAN Community Centre members were devastated when they arrived at the Coodanup centre this morning to find it trashed.

Alternative program teacher Cally Jetta was in tears as she showed Mandurah Police Station officer in charge Stephen Thompson broken windows and paint splashed everywhere.

“Paint is all over students’ artwork,” she said.

“It’s splattered all over the floors and walls.

“It was spiteful, because nothing was stolen.”

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Ms Jetta said members had been working hard to renovate and improve the centre.

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“Now it’s all ruined,” she said.

About 14 students, who do not fit in with mainstream schooling, attend the centre.

“We’ve got an art and dance group; we’re giving them an education,” Ms Jetta said.

“Members have been crying as they’ve come in and seen the damage.”

Sgt Thompson appealed to members of the public to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 if they had any information about the break-in.

Winjan chairperson Joanne Khan appealed to local businesses to consider helping improve security at the centre.