Gold Coast Bulletin
May 26, 2016
A GOLD Coast Uber driver who allegedly mowed down another taxi driver and drove off in Surfers Paradise earlier this month said he “lost control” and didn’t mean to hit the man.
Sukhwinder Gill, 33, appeared in the Southport Magistrates Court this morning for the second time this month charged with grievous bodily harm and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle after an alleged hit-and-run that sparked a 12-hour police search.
Read more: http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/crime-court/uber-driver-says-he-lost-control-and-didnt-mow-down-taxi-driver-rival/news-story/9d8281b22a34ff0508b680fb5846f3c0
The Sydney Morning Herald Rachel Browne May 25, 2016
The world’s largest study into jury behaviour has raised the possibility of major reform in the way sexual abuse cases are presented before the courts.
The Australian research challenges the long-held assumption that juries hold unfair prejudice towards defendants in sexual abuse cases that may influence their decision-making.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/royal-commission-jury-behaviour-study-raises-possibilities-of-major-reform-20160525-gp365q.html
Link to Media Release and Report: http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/media-centre/speeches/jury-reasoning-in-joint-and-separate-trials
Qld Police Media 25 May 2016
Police are investigating after a man was taken to hospital yesterday afternoon as a result of an assault in North Rockhampton.
Read more: http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2016/05/25/assault-investigation-north-rockhampton/
Gold Coast Bulletin May 26, 2016
HUNDREDS of thousands of dollars damage has been done inside Bike Sales Qld in the industrial area of Nerang after it was found engulfed in flames overnight.
Firefighters spent all night extinguishing the blaze and are still on scene this morning clearing the property.
Police are investigating the cause of the suspicious fire in a Lawrence Dr building about 11.15pm last night.
Read more: http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/crime-court/police-investigate-suspicious-fire-on-nerang-business-overnight/news-story/fd3b74cfde58ec21adb8cb0af2708dec
Brisbane Times article: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/nerang-motorbike-shop-fire-owner-held-at-gunpoint-cops-say-20160526-gp4e5g.html
ABC News Courtney Wilson 25 May 2016
A German backpacker was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and fed drug-laced chocolates by a man who lured her to a property in Queensland with a fake job ad, a court has heard.
Peter Van de Wetering has been jailed for nine years after pleading guilty to nine charges over the attack in August 2013.
Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-25/german-backpacker-kidnapped,-sexually-assaulted/7445714
Brisbane Times 24 May 2016
A Queensland pedophile with an “entrenched history of sexual offending” against young girls has been released from prison.