National Crime News

National Crime News

  • No charges for 12-year-old who drove across NSW
    A 12-year-old boy who was stopped at Broken Hill in far-west New South Wales after driving more than 1,300 kilometres will not face formal charges. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-04-27By Declan Gooch
  • Neighbour of couple targeted in ‘mistaken id...
    The house next door to a property targeted in a drive-by shooting in Melbourne's south-east is owned by a property developer allegedly involved in a multi-million-dollar tax evasion scheme. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-04-26By Dan Oakes And Sam Clark
  • ‘Anomalies’ in Queensland police handl...
    Queensland's police commissioner says problems with crime data have been corrected after an auditor-general report found officers were soliciting victims to withdraw complaints to keep a lid on crime rates. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-04-26
  • Nursing home warning not followed up because compl...
    South Australia's Mental Health Minister Leesa Vlahos did not follow up on warnings about serious safety risks at an Oakden nursing home, because she did not have the name of person who made the complaint. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-04-26By , Lauren Waldhuter And Angelique Donnellan
  • Alleged domestic violence incident like ‘plo...
    A Canberra man is refused bail after allegedly confining his partner and frightening her by sharpening an axe, in a situation a prosecutor likened to "the plot of a horror movie". ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-04-26By Elizabeth Byrne
  • Queensland police ‘soliciting’ victims...
    Police are "soliciting" victims to withdraw complaints in an effort to keep a lid on rising crime rates, Queensland's auditor-general finds. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-04-26By Mark Willacy And Alexandra Blucher
  • Teen who groped Surfers Paradise swimmers avoids j...
    An Afghan-born teenager who groped eight women as they swam at one of Queensland's busiest beaches is placed on two years' probation by a Gold Coast judge. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-04-26By Thomas Forbes
  • ‘Handcuffs a last resort’: Retraining ...
    Queensland's youth justice system will undergo a major overhaul after a review made 80 recommendations. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-04-26
  • Teen charged over fatal alleged attack on 89yo man...
    An 18-year-old woman is charged after the death of an elderly man from head injuries in the WA coastal town of Esperance. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-04-26
  • Salim Mehajer pleads not guilty to assaulting taxi...
    The former Auburn deputy mayor pleads not guilty over the alleged assault of a taxi driver and stealing an EFTPOS machine in central Sydney earlier this month. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-04-26By Nicole Chettle
  • Jail terms for dangerous driving ‘appropriat...
    Tasmanian prison terms for driving offences causing death or serious injury are appropriate, an advice group says, despite what it acknowledges as the "devastating impacts" of dangerous driving on victims, their families and the community. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-04-25By Emilie Gramenz
  • Suspect in South African axe murders at crime scen...
    Henri van Breda, a South African man on trial for allegedly murdering his father, mother and brother with an axe, returned under escort to the scene of the killings on Tuesday, 25 April. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-04-25
  • Former Perth student accused of axe murders visits...
    A former Perth student on trial for allegedly murdering his father, mother and brother with an axe returns under escort to the scene of the killings in South Africa. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-04-25
  • Private security firm attacked in Paraguay
    An army of 60 robbers has carried out a brazen assault on the headquarters of a private security company in eastern Paraguay leaving one police officer dead. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-04-25
  • Police investigate ‘tragic’ deaths aft...
    Investigators try to piece together the events which led to the "tragic" death of a man and woman at a home in northern Victoria. ... read more
    Source: National Crime NewsPublished on 2017-04-25