National Crime News

National Crime News

  • Police charge Tim Simona over defrauding charities
    Former Wests Tigers star Tim Simona's dramatic fall from grace continues, as he is arrested in south-west Sydney after allegedly defrauding charities. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-03-29
  • Calls for change were ‘ignored at highest le...
    The former assistant general manager at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre accepts some responsibility for the centre's failures, but says his attempts to improve conditions were ignored. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-03-28By Nadia Daly
  • Convicted murderer Ian Turnbull dies in jail
    The Moree farmer convicted of shooting and killing a New South Wales environment officer dies of a heart attack less than a year into his sentence in Sydney's Long Bay prison. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-03-27By Jessica Kidd
  • Don Dale guards organised fights for entertainment...
    Several former Don Dale detainees tell the NT youth detention royal commission guards bribed them with soft drink, chocolate and threats of isolation to fight each other. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-03-27By Felicity James
  • Gold coin worth $5 million stolen from Berlin muse...
    A Canadian gold coin weighing 100 kilograms and bearing the image of Queen Elizabeth II is stolen during an overnight heist from Berlin's Bode Museum. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-03-27
  • The ‘sand mafia’ fuelling India’...
    Foreign Correspondent travelled to the drought-stricken Bundelkhand region in central India to film underworld criminals at work, stealing sand — a resource that's now so valuable it's been dubbed "India's gold". ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-03-27By Samantha Hawley
  • Man charged over Perth train gun threat
    Police charge a 22-year-old Gosnells man over an incident in which a transit officer was allegedly threatened with a handgun after asking to see the man's ticket at a train station in Perth's east. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-03-27
  • Technology-facilitated abuse: The new breed of dom...
    Cyber abuse between intimate partners is common and devastating, and there needs to be a greater focus on holding perpetrators to account, writes Hadeel Al-Alosi from Western Sydney University. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-03-27
  • MDMA usage spike could be linked to music festival...
    The astonishing crime report result showing one Tasmanian location as having the highest usage of MDMA of anywhere in Australia could be the result of a music festival coinciding with its sample period, a top anti-crime figure says. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-03-27By Carla Howarth And James Dunlevie
  • ‘He’ll probably be met by bikies’...
    Former NSW Labor general secretary Jamie Clements is accused in court of illegally accessing the electoral role in order to provide a man's details to a union boss as party heavyweights waged war around him. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-03-27By Sarah Gerathy
  • Woman ‘attacked with axe’ at Melbourne...
    Police arrest a man after a woman was allegedly struck multiple times with an axe at the Fountain Gate Shopping Centre, at Narre Warren in Melbourne's south-east. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-03-27
  • ‘Everyone feels sick’ after woman alle...
    A man is arrested after allegedly attacking a woman with an axe while she is working at a beauty parlour in a major Melbourne shopping centre. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-03-27
  • Man found dead after Werribee siege
    Victorian police find a man dead inside a Werribee house after using a variety of "non-lethal" tactics during a nine-hour siege. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-03-26
  • One dead, 14 injured in Ohio nightclub shooting
    One person is killed and at least 14 are injured in a shooting at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, police say. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-03-26
  • Tasmania’s mixed results in ACIC wastewater ...
    Ice and MDMA usage in Tasmania's regional areas are among the highest in Australia, while Hobart has so far escaped the worst ravages of the meth scourge, according to new data collected from sewage. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-03-26By Rhiannon Shine And James Dunlevie