Category Archives: Clinical forensic medicine

Queensland cases of serious ADULT sexual assault, violent assault, forensic medicine, forensic evidence, medical evidence – particularly in cases where the victime is still alive.
Includes issues relating to rape kits, SAK (sexual assault kits), genital injuries during assault.
Includes deaths in custody, drugs in custodial context particularly watchhouse environments.
Includes transmission of Hepatitis/HIV/AIDS via skin injuries, spitting etc.
Includes toxicology analysis in suspicious death and driving matters.
Includes examination and treatment of police detainees.
Includes examination and investigation of health care related deaths.

Duo sentenced to jail for breaking into home of a 72-year-old Home Hill pensioner and bashing him

Townsville Bulletin EMMA CHANNON October 24, 2014

AN elderly pensioner was too scared to sleep in his own house after two strangers ­kicked down his door and bashed him.
Alan Murphy, 72, managed to run from his Home Hill house with cuts and bruising to his face and chest.
His attackers, Jack James Peterson and Trinity William Anderson, pleaded guilty to the burglary and attack in Townsville District Court ­yesterday.

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Update: Assault investigation, Jamboree Heights

Qld Police media October 23, 2014

Police have released a comfit of a man they believe can assist them with investigations into the assault of woman that occurred at Jamboree Heights last night.

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Sudden death investigation, Varsity Lakes

Qld Police Media October 23, 2014

Police are investigating the death of a man at a unit in Varsity Lakes this morning.
Around 11am, police were called to the Mulgrave Crescent address where a man was found deceased.
Forensic officers and police are conducting investigations at the scene.
The death is being treated as suspicious.
Read at source: http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2014/10/23/sudden-death-investigation-varsity-lakes/

Gold Coast Bulletin report: http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/crime-court/police-to-investigate-sex-angle-in-death-of-naked-and-bound-man-at-varsity-lakes/story-fnje8bkv-1227100424358?from=gold+coast+bulletin_rss

Autopsy on Varsity Lakes man to be conducted on Friday: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/autopsy-on-varsity-lakes-man-to-be-conducted-on-friday-20141024-11axzj.html

Armed robbery, Helensvale

Qld Police Media October 24, 2014

Police are searching for two men following the robbery of a golf club in which a 60-year-old man was assaulted at Helensvale overnight.
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And more:
Gold Coast Bulletin: Police hunting bandits after terrifying home invasion at Helensvale…

Ebola crisis: Australia’s chief medical officers to discuss safety of health workers after US upgrades protective guidelines

ABC News October 21, 2014 Sophie Scott

Australia’s chief medical officers will meet in Sydney on Thursday to discuss the safety of the nation’s health workers after authorities in the United States upgraded the initial guidelines for workers exposed to Ebola.

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new recommendations for American health workers overnight.  Continue reading…

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Man shot in head by police in Brisbane’s south-east

ABC News 21 October 2014

A man is in a critical condition after being shot by police in Rochedale, in Brisbane’s south-east.

An ambulance spokesperson said the man had been shot once in the head and four times in his arms.

He was taken to the Princess Alexandra hospital in a critical condition.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-21/man-shot-by-police-in-brisbanes-south-east/5829174

Attempted murder, Idalia

QPS News 20 October 2014

A North Ward teenager has been charged with the attempted murder of a man last night in Idalia.

At about 11.45pm, it will be alleged that a 15-year-old boy stabbed a man in the upper torso with a knife at a Springbank Circuit address.

It will be further alleged that he then chased another teenage boy while armed with two knives.

A 49-year-old Idalia man was taken to the Townsville Base Hospital with serious injuries.

The 15-year-old North Ward boy has been charged with one count each of attempt to murder, threatening violence and going armed so as to cause fear.

He will be dealt with under provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2014/10/20/charges-attempted-murder-idalia/

Related:

Townsville private school student accused of stabbing friend’s dad after taking drugs / Townsville Bulletin 21 October 2014
http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/news/townsville-private-school-student-accused-of-stabbing-friends-dad-after-taking-drugs/story-fnjfzs4b-1227096626479

Townsville man stable after being stabbed in the chest by teen / Townsville Bulletin 20 October 2014
http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/news/townsville-man-stable-after-being-stabbed-in-the-chest-by-teen/story-fnjfzs4b-1227095908328