Tasmania

Trained cop couldn’t save woman

A POLICEMAN trained to deal with mental health emergencies arrived seconds too late to help prevent a knife-wielding woman being shot dead by another officer near a Sydney fast-food restaurant. Senior Constable Paul Falzon told the Glebe Coroners Court on Thursday when he heard police radio saying the woman was …

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Centrelink racist rant man ‘in tears’

A MAN who abused customers and staff at a Centrelink office amid a shocking racist rant has apologised for his actions. “I’m apologising for what happened on Monday. I’ve only just seen the footage of what happened,” the 47-year-old, whose name is Troy, said in a video statement sent to …

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Why train sex man is in ‘big trouble’

A PASSENGER who received oral sex from a woman on a late-morning train and cleaned himself up with cola has admitted he’s “in big trouble” with his girlfriend. Shane Brennan, 38, said the mother of his three children was “not happy” following the news of his sexual encounter with a …

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‘Grave concerns’ over nerve agent attack

THE FEDERAL government has issued a strongly-worded statement condemning the nerve-agent attack on a former Kremlin spy. In a joint statement, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said the government is “gravely concerned” by the weapon, adding that they “share the UK’s outrage” over the attack. “Australia …

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Tasmania

Man defends having sex on train

A PASSENGER who was fined $700 after receiving oral sex on a train has defended his actions, asking, “What man would have knocked it back?” Shane Brennan, 38, said he began speaking to the woman — who had a “mad body” — on the platform, where she told him: “I’m …

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Tasmania

RUSH HOUR: Shock at ‘horrible’ Mother’s Day card

Man suffers serious injuries after hang glider crash A man has been injured after falling 20m to the ground in a hang gliding crash in the NSW Illawarra region. The 52-year-old man was planning to hang glide from Bald Hill to Stanwell Park Beach on Monday afternoon. During the flight …

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Russian spy poisoning hits 21 people

THE brazen nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in a UK holiday town has affected 21 people, it has been revealed. Ex-spy Sergei Skripal, his daughter and a British police officer who tried to help them remain in hospital after the poisoning in the southern English city of …

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Sad farewell for Alby Davis

TWO birdcages full of butterflies have been released at Boat Harbour Beach as hundreds of people farewelled little Alby Davis, who passed away last week. Described as cheeky, handsome and a real nature lover, little Alby would have turned four on Monday but tragedy struck when he choked on a …

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RUSH HOUR: Kids chase knifeman out of school

Knifeman chased out of school by students A knifeman wielding two massive blades was chased out of a school by students who were chucking their backpacks at him. Pupils from Scala College based in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands, were filmed darting towards the 44-year-old man who became so frightened …

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Ex-boyfriend: ‘I’m an a**hole’

THE boyfriend of a woman who died after falling from the 11th floor of a luxury Gold Coast flat has admitted he is an “a**hole” but denied he is a “dangerous man”. Speaking to Seven’s Sunday Night, for an upcoming segment about the 2013 death of cheerleader Breeana Robinson, her …

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