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.

Hogtie doctor wins appeal

The Courier Mail Greg Stolz October 09, 2015

A GOLD Coast doctor who hogtied an unruly seven-year-old patient has won an appeal against his conviction for assault, but has been ordered to face a new trial.
Veteran paediatrician Dr Neville Davis was convicted in Southport Magistrates Court in March and placed on a $1000, 12-month good behaviour bond.
He had admitted to tying up the child patient during a consultation but denied sitting on him, which was the basis for the assault charge.

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Firearm related incident, Point Vernon

Qld Police Media 8 October 2015

Police are investigating an incident at Point Vernon this afternoon in which a man received a gunshot related wound to his hand.
Initial inquiries led police to believe that at around 5pm, two men were at a Martin Street residence when a third, unknown man entered the house.
The unknown man demanded money while holding a handgun. One of the men grabbed the firearm by the muzzle and during the altercation, the firearm was discharged, causing a burn and graze to the man’s hand.
He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police investigations are continuing.

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Cairns man seeks CCC investigation into alleged assault by officer during traffic stop

ABC News 7 October 2015

A Cairns man has called for Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) to investigate his claim he was bashed by a police officer during a routine traffic stop.
Kenneth Wong, 24, is yet to face court on charges of failing to stop, contravening a direction and obstructing police arising from the incident.
But he said police took his phone and edited footage of him being assaulted by a male constable.

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22yo Rockhampton man jailed for glassing, robbing taxi driver over fare argument

ABC News Jessica Lodge 7 October 2015

A Rockhampton man has been sentenced to four and a half years in jail for glassing and robbing a taxi driver.
Wayne Broome pleaded guilty yesterday in the District Court in Rockhampton to the armed robbery.

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Golf ball bomb accused had ‘enough explosives to level a shopping centre’, court told

ABC News Matt Watson 7 October 2015

One of two men accused of seriously maiming a teenager with a homemade bomb claimed to have enough explosives to level a shopping centre, an Ipswich court has heard.
Glen Charles Dell and Mark Anthony Tear have pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to a then 15-year-old boy.
The teen’s hands were almost destroyed when a golf ball packed with explosive powder went off at a home at Leichhardt, west of Brisbane.
The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had no idea he was handling a bomb and thought the golf ball, which was found on the street, had instead been packed with heroin, the Ipswich Magistrates Court heard today.

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Uber attacks: Assault victim says taxi drivers ‘praised’ angry mob

ABC News David Lewis 7 October 2015

One of three Uber drivers assaulted by an angry mob of men in Brisbane on the long weekend claims his attackers “were praised” by taxi drivers at a cab rank near where the violence unfolded.

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Qld Police media report Update: Robberies and assaults, Brisbane City

Youth at NQ centre cuffed after self-harm

Brisbane Times AAP 7 October 2015

An inspection of a north Queensland youth detention centre has found high incidents of self harm, harsh use of restraints after suicide attempts and children cleaning up urine.
Inspectors who visited Townsville’s Cleveland Youth Detention Centre earlier this year expressed concerns about separation rooms, where one boy self harmed in the school precinct of the centre.
The full inspection report for the March quarter, gained by AAP under Right To Information, shows there is no formal standing order for staff to monitor children locked in the rooms and several said they urinated on the floor in the absence of toilet facilities.

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