Teenage girl victim of ‘disturbing’ CFA hazing incident


Neil Mitchell has revealed a 17-year-old girl was the victim of a hazing incident at a Victorian CFA station, after viewing CCTV of the ‘brutal’ incident.

“She’s dragged by the hair, she’s pushed to the ground then dragged around by her feet,” Neil said.

“She’s pushed under a parked truck and the fire sprinkler put on her.”

The incident occurred at the Eaglehawk CFA volunteer station near Bendigo last month.

“A bunch of men stand around and watch this woman being brutalised,” Neil added.

Four CFA volunteers, including a station captain, have been stood down over the alleged bastardisation of the girl.

CFA Chief Executive Frances Diver told Neil she was “sickened” by the video.

Click PLAY below to see Neil’s interview with Ms Diver

“The young woman doesn’t want to take it any further but that concerns me even more,” Neil said.

“It’s totally unacceptable behaviour.”

Click PLAY to hear the full description of the incident

Victoria Police have investigated the incident but no charges have been laid.

The incident occurred on November 27, the same day hundreds of people, including members of the CFA, marched in Bendigo for White Ribbon Day.

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