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.

DNA technology caught up with rapist and murderer Lloyd Clark Fletcher

Herald Sun 2 September 2015

CRIME SPECIAL: He was a serial predator who looked set to get away with the notorious rape and murder of a schoolgirl on Brisbane’s bayside. But a decade later, DNA technology would finally catch up with him.

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Man badly slashed as two men enter home in violent home invasion at Helensvale on Gold Coast

Courier Mail Tom Snowden 1 September 2015

Police said intruders smashed their way through the front door of the 51-year-old’s Greenwood Crt home in Helensvale after the man had just finished hosting guests about 3.20am.  It is understood the man was slashed badly on his right hand during the attack.  Police said the local resident was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Woman sent ‘help’ text during alleged rape

Gold Coast Bulletin Alexandria Utting 31 August 2015

A WOMAN sent texts reading “help” and phoned a friend from under her pillow during a series of alleged rapes by a soldier on the Gold Coast, a court has been told.  Toby Shaw has been charged with three counts of rape of a then 22-year-old woman, after a night out in Surfers Paradise, in June 2013.

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Assault investigation, North Mackay

QPS News 31 August 2015

Police are investigating two assaults in the North Mackay area overnight which detectives believe may be linked.  Around 7.50pm, police were called to an address on Daniel Street, North Mackay after a 23-year-old man was located with lacerations to his face.

Further investigations have led police to an address on Harris Street in Beaconsfield where a 27-year-old man was discovered unconscious with head injuries.  Both men have been taken to the Mackay Base Hospital for treatment, and the 27-year-old has been flown to Townsville for surgery.

Police have established a number of crime scenes, and investigations are continuing.

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Unlawful wounding, Garbutt

QPS News 31 August 2015

Police have charged a woman with unlawful wounding after a man was injured in Garbutt overnight.  A man with stab wounds to his chest and back was transported to Townsville hospital.

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Federal Government’s ice advertisements turn half our at risk kids off the drug

News Corp Australia Sue Dunlevy 29 August 2015

HALF the at risk kids who saw the Federal Government’s controversial television advertisements on ice would avoid the drug, an independent evaluation has found.  And one in three parents who watched the ads spoke to their kids about the drug.

As a new round of the ads hit television screens on Sunday night, Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash says its proof the ads have ‘cut through’ and are changing attitudes.  But they were criticised for being an almost identical remake of a 2007 campaign and for failing to engage with people who used the drug.

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Special investigation shows that ice is a problem Australia can’t ignore

News Corp Australia 29 August 2015

News Corp Australia’s special series of reports shows that Australia’s problem with ice is not only real, its threat is potentially only beginning.

Senior reporter Paul Toohey and photographer Gary Ramage spent four weeks on the road, travelling to cities and remote towns from Queensland to Western Australia.

They spoke to ice users, going inside emergency departments and rehab centres to track this drug’s insidious effects on our community.

As days turned to weeks on their journey down the east coast, across to Adelaide, then Perth and Darwin, their journey showed that Australia’s problem with ice is not only real, its threat is potentially only beginning.

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