Brisbane Times AAP August 25 2016
The man accused of killing British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung was Tasered and sprayed with pepper spray after lashing out at police and biting an officer.
Townsville Regional Crime Co-ordinator Ray Rohweder said Smail Ayad became violent against officers as they drove him from hospital to the Townsville Police Station, where he was expected to be formally questioned on Thursday.
Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/home-hill-stabbing-alleged-killer-bit-police-while-being-moved-from-hospital-20160825-gr0rff.html
Townsville Bulletin: http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/news/no-evidence-of-radicalisation-police/news-story/06210431c3e8d0aaa9d6fef5bbc7d91f
ABC News 25 August 2016
Queensland backpacker killing: Man charged over Home Hill stabbing of Mia Ayliffe-Chung
A man has been charged with murder, attempted murder and animal cruelty over a stabbing attack at a north Queensland backpackers hostel.
Mia Ayliffe-Chung was stabbed to death in front of about 30 people at Shelley’s Backpackers in Home Hill, south of Townsville, after 11:00pm on Tuesday.
Tom Jackson, a 30-year-old British man who came to her aid, received critical head injuries in the attack, and another man was stabbed in the leg.
Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-25/man-charged-over-home-hill-stabbing-murder-queensland-backpacker/7785298
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Qld Police Media 25 August 2016
Police have charged a 16-year-old youth following an attempted robbery of a store in Zillmere last night.
It will be alleged at about 7.15pm the youth attended a business on Zillmere Road demanding the store owner give him a hundred dollars.
When the store owner declined, it will be further alleged the youth punched her numerous times.
The youth exited the store before re-entering and allegedly assaulting the woman again.
Read more: http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2016/08/25/youth-charged-attempted-robbery-violence-zillmere/
Qld Police Media 24 August 2016
Police investigating the robbery and assault of a taxi driver that occurred in Auchenflower on Monday night have released an image of a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.
Just after 11pm, a taxi driver stopped at an address on Beard Street when a man armed with a knife entered the taxi and demanded money.
The driver exited the vehicle, at which point the man pushed the driver to the ground and threatened him.
Read more: http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2016/08/24/update-armed-robbery-violence-auchenflower/
ABC News 24 August 2016
Police say they are looking into whether a French man who allegedly said “Allahu akbar” as he stabbed a 21-year-old British woman to death in a north Queensland backpackers’ hostel has any links to extremist groups.
Mia Ayliffe-Chung was stabbed to death and a 30-year-old man was critically injured in front of about 30 people at Shelley’s Backpackers in Home Hill, south of Townsville, after 11:00pm on Tuesday.
A dog from the hostel was also killed.
A 29-year-old Frenchman who was living with the victims at the hostel is in custody, but has not been charged.
Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-24/allahu-akbar-police-probe-extremist-link-in-backpacker-stabbing/7780632
News.com.au August 25, 2016 French backpacker shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ during fatal Home Hill stabbing
Read news report: http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/crime/french-backpacker-shouted-allahu-akbar-during-fatal-home-hill-stabbing/news-story/2d6b0d75e4afb20d943ec9d9076110bb
ABC News | Lexy Hamilton-Smith 24 August 2016
An Australian-made short film on domestic violence as seen through the eyes of two victims could become a tool in helping judges deal with family violence in the courts.
The film Degrees of Separation was aired for the first time at a conference for family law professionals in Brisbane last weekend.
It was produced by Melbourne barrister Darren Mort, who decided to fund the $15,000 project himself after years of dealing with family violence in the court system.
He said he made the film to explore why so many victims either keep their ordeals a secret and often choose to live in denial.
Actors who took part worked for nothing to support the project.
It was never intended to be a training film, but family law experts who were the first people in Australia to see the film told the ABC it would be a perfect tool to re-skill judges and mediators in the Family Court.
Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-24/family-law-experts-say-new-domestic-violence-film-training-tool/7778714
QPS News 22 August 2016
Police are investigating following a burglary with violence in Pacific Pines overnight. At around 9:10pm police responded to reports a man had been assaulted at an address on Bayrick Street.
On arrival officers were advised an unknown number of people had forced entry to a home and assaulted the occupants.
A 31-year-old Southport man, 30-year-old Pacific Pines man, 27-year-old man and a man believed to be in his 30s were transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital with injuries consistent with a bladed weapon. All four men remain in hospital in a serious but stable condition. Investigations are continuing.
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