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.

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

Drug report: Use of crystal methamphetamine or ‘ice’ rising rapidly among intravenous drug users

ABC News Jessica Kidd 20 October 2014

Heroin is still the drug of choice for injectors but the use of crystal methamphetamine, also known as ice, is rising rapidly, a snapshot of drug use across Australia has found.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-20/ice-use-in-australia-rising-rapidly-drug-report-says/5827042

G20 summit: Independent legal observers to patrol Brisbane in November

ABC News John Taylor 17 October 2014

Independent legal observers will walk Brisbane’s streets during the G20 summit next month.

In pairs, with clearly marked vests, they will be expected to watch and record with cameras any incidents between police and the public.

Dozens of solicitors and barristers may take part in a program organised by Brisbane’s Caxton Legal Centre.

“It’s going to be very easy for people to find themselves in trouble during the G20 – they’re not going to have to step out of line very far,” the centre’s director Scott McDougall said.

www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-17/independent-legal-observers-to-patrol-brisbane-during-g20-summit/5822950

Jake Daniel Watson, accused of shooting Sergeant Gary Hamrey, will face trial at the Supreme Court for attempted murder

Gold Coast Bulletin Meagan Weymes October 15, 2014

ONE of the men charged with attempted murder over the shooting of a Gold Coast dog squad officer will face a trial in the Supreme Court.
Jake Daniel Watson, 23, and Robert George Speedy, 47, are charged with the attempted murder of Sergeant Gary Hamrey on September 27 last year.
It is alleged the pair confronted and shot at Sgt Hamrey when he tracked them with a police dog from an armed hold up at the Arundel Tavern.

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Woman bashed with baseball bat during home invasion

News.com.au Melissa Grant  October 16, 2014

A WOMAN has been hit with a baseball bat during a home invasion this morning.
Police said initial information suggests a man broke into the home on Cassia Street, Inala, about 4.30am.
“The man apparently struck a woman with a baseball bat and she sustained a cut to her head and was taken to the PA hospital,” a police spokesman said.
Police are yet to take a statement from the woman.

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Wanted man remanded in custody

Townsville Bulletin EMMA CHANNON  October 16, 2014

A “DANGEROUS” wanted criminal who allegedly tried to ram a police car, has agreed to undergo disease testing after an officer was injured during his arrest.
Shane Allan Budge, 45, was cornered by three unmarked police vehicles at an Idalia ­service station on Tuesday, when he sped forward and into one of the cars, police allege.

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