Author Archive: David Clarkson

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Woman savaged in her front yard

May 4, 2018 | By More
Woman savaged in her front yard

A woman needed surgery and 20 stitches after a neighbour’s dog jumped the fence and tore into her leg in her own front yard.

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Wine deception allegations covered by suppression

May 3, 2018 | By More
Wine deception allegations covered by suppression

Court suppressions have been clamped on allegations of deceptions in wine industry export applications.

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Dog stabbed after ‘joke’ went sour

May 3, 2018 | By More
Dog stabbed after ‘joke’ went sour

An elderly Jack Russell terrier named Skipper was stabbed in the neck after a “joking” discussion about whether his age and health meant he should be euthanised.

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Violent meth raid hit wrong address

May 2, 2018 | By More
Violent meth raid hit wrong address

An innocent householder was left bound, broken, and bloodied when a methamphetamine robber got the address wrong.

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Suppression lifts on serious assault accused

May 2, 2018 | By More
Suppression lifts on serious assault accused

Name suppression has lapsed for a teenager charged over a serious assault at a Northcote property in February.

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Tourist driver pays a fraction of damage bill

May 2, 2018 | By More
Tourist driver pays a fraction of damage bill

A honeymooning tourist who caused electrical havoc with a car crash on the West Coast has avoided a conviction and has returned overseas while paying only a tiny fraction of the potential $257,500 damage bill.

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Police oppose bail for alleged pursuit driver

May 2, 2018 | By More
Police oppose bail for alleged pursuit driver

A supporter in the public seating barked like a dog and another shouted Nazi Mongrel Mob salutes as an alleged police pursuit driver was remanded in custody overnight.

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Drink-driving mum loses licence indefinitely

May 1, 2018 | By More
Drink-driving mum loses licence indefinitely

Repeat drink-driving mum Melanie Susan Trebilco will be allowed to keep her car, but she must undergo treatment and counselling for alcohol, grief, and trauma during a supervision sentence.

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Jail for samurai sword robbery

April 30, 2018 | By More
Jail for samurai sword robbery

A judge wished a sword-armed robber luck as he began a two-year ten-month jail term for a raid on a West Coast petrol station.

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Years imposed for Mob’s brief prison bashing

April 27, 2018 | By More
Years imposed for Mob’s brief prison bashing

Mongrel Mob members will spend years behind bars for a prison bashing that lasted 38 seconds.

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