The police had to wait for Detective-Sergeant Todd to arrive before they could bring the youths in for questioning, but when Todd did arrive he said, as he had done before, that Del was a ‘liar’, and again that ‘she’ll have to be got rid of! she’s got to be mentally examined!’ He added that she was a ‘public nuisance’ and he was ‘going to hand her over to the Board’s control’.
and as soon as they got inside the gate two other youths attacked her — they kicked her when she turned her back and punched her when she faced them — two of these fellows held her down on an ‘ants’ nest’ … she fought hard too and she certainly looked like it — they told her she was in a certain condition! and called her some dreadful names …
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