Wall goes AWOL

Staff reportersAlbany Advertiser
This brand new wall went missing this week.
Camera IconThis brand new wall went missing this week. Credit: Mt Barker Police

The Soviets had one, Donald Trump wants one, the Chinese built the biggest one - and now Mt Barker Police are looking for one.

Until this week there weren’t many things that could link the United States’ president and Western Australia’s Mt Barker – but an opportunistic thief or thieves has managed to connect the dots.

You guessed it, it’s a wall.

Or, more accurately, it’s a missing wall.

The ancient structure, a testament to man’s ability to keep foreign armies at bay and roofs aloft, is the topic of the season in international news.

Now, Mt Barker has been thrown into the thick of it with its own wall-related tale.

On January 23 Mt Barker officers reported a new, cream-coloured retaining wall at the Woogenellup Road train-line crossing, on the outskirts of town, had gone missing.

Along with it went 12 six-foot posts and 24 wall panels.

While Mr Trump wants $5 billion for his wall, Mt Barker Police said they would be happy just knowing where theirs had gone.

“If you witnessed any suspicious activity or know where this wall might be, we’d like to have a chat,” they said on Twitter.

Social media users were quick to (probably incorrectly) suspect an international conspiracy.

“Trump is gonna get his wall any way he can,” said one person.

“Ahh, don’t take a fence,” said another.

Mt Barker Police can be contacted on 9851 1122.

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