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.

Woman stabbed trying to break up shopping centre fight between teenage girls July 30, 2014

A WOMAN has been stabbed in the stomach by a teenage girl after a fight at Cairns yesterday afternoon.
Two teenage girls had allegedly been involved in an altercation inside a shopping centre on the corner of Alfred and Birch Streets, when a 34-year-old woman approached one of them and made an attempt to calm the situation.

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Taskforce Scisco closes in on unsolved crime on the Gold Coast and police nab teen after break-ins

Gold Coast Bulletin Liz Burke July 30, 2014

A POLICE taskforce cracking down on cold cases have arrested a 16 year old after a spate of burglaries on the Gold Coast and Brisbane.
Gold Coast police executed a search warrant at a Southport address this morning and located a teen wanted for questioning after a number of break-ins at Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast, police said in statement.

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Walk away from provocation, advise Townsville Police

Townsville Bulletin SAMANTHA HEALY  July 30, 2014

A SPIKE in assaults has prompted police to advise Townsville residents that it is OK to walk away.
Inspector Damien Irvine warned residents that getting involved in a fight did not make them a hero.
“The people who will be respected in the morning are the people who walked away,” he said. “If someone insults you, swallow your pride and walk away so you don’t have to deal with the consequences in the future.”
Police have identified an increase in reported assaults across the Townsville police district, which stretches north to Lucinda, south to Home Hill and west to Richmond.

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Assault victims must have access to state doctors

The Observer  July 30, 2014  Andrew Backhouse

A VICTIM support group has slammed the treatment of a Gladstone rape victim who was denied justice because she could not be examined by a government doctor. The Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre said the situation needed to change to ensure all sex assault victims had their day in court.

The Observer revealed on July 18 that the woman, who has a severe neurological condition, waited for three hours at the Gladstone Base Hospital following the attack on January 14.

A government medical officer was not on duty that night, so vital evidence needed for a police investigation could not be collected from the woman.  Continue reading…

Man assaulted and car stolen, Inala

QPS News 27 July 2014

Police are investigating after a man was assaulted and the car he was driving was stolen in Inala.  The 41-year-old man received minor injuries as a result of the incident.

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Raceview Investigation

QPS News 27 July 2014

Police are investigating an incident at Raceview this morning in which a man was injured.  The man has since been transported to hospital by QAS where he is believed to be in a serious condition.

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Update: Raceview investigation

Police have charged a 50-year-old man following investigation into an alleged incident at Raceview this morning in which a 51-year-old man was allegedly injured.

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Charges: Assault police, Surfers Paradise

QPS News 26 July 2014

Police have charged four men and two women with assault of police following an incident in Surfers Paradise this morning.

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Break and enter, Carseldine

QPS News 25 July 2014

Police are investigating the break and enter of a Carseldine residence which occurred yesterday afternoon.  The residents returned home while attempts were being made by one man to start the vehicle in the garage.  Two men then exited the home and one man exited the vehicle, punching the resident in the face several times before leaving on foot.

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Ear biter to face court

Townsville Bulletin Antony Stewart  July 25, 2014

A 22-YEAR-OLD woman will appear in Townsville Magistrates Court today after she allegedly bit the ear of another woman in an incident in Peel Street, Garbutt last night.
Around 7.45pm police responded to reports of an altercation where a 22-year-old woman had allegedly bitten a 26-year-old woman.
The 26-year-old was transported to the Townsville Hospital where she received medical treatment for injuries to her upper arm and a severed left ear.

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Child abuse reports increase but less than half investigated: report

The Sydney Morning Herald Rachel Browne July 25, 2014

The number of child abuse reports increased by 15 per cent over the past two years, but more than half of all reports were never investigated by authorities, according to new figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Almost 273,000 reports were made about children at risk nationally in 2012-13, up from a low of 237,000 in 2010-11.