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Serial offender to be sentenced over death of motorcyclist

A serial offender motorist who was charged over a motorcyclists death in Devonport in October 2019 is due to appear in the Devonport Magistrates Court of Tasmania tomorrow. Tony Leigh Burgess is charged with: 1 count of cause the death of another person by negligent driving 1 count of Drive without due care and attention 1 count of Intent to

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Highly disturbing potentially catastrophic consequences

The Tasmania Police Westpac rescue helicopter has had a laser pointer targeted at it a short time ago near the Police academy at Rokeby, this is the second attack on the helicopter tonight. An industry source told us two commercial airlines have also been targeted tonight from the same area. Tasmania Police are investigating. We ask if you know anything

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Shiploads thief avoids Gaol

STATE OF TASMANIA v G 14 MAY 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE                                             G , you plead guilty to 159 counts of dishonestly obtaining a financial advantage. Each charge involves you dishonestly taking money from Shiploads in the course of your employment with that business. You had worked at shiploads from 2013, when you were 17. Your dishonesty commenced not long

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Stolen property sentence

STATE OF TASMANIA v S 14 MAY 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE                                        S , you plead guilty to receiving stolen property.  On 13 June 2017 the police went to your home in Kings Meadows. Another person,  M , was also present. He had been living with you for some months. In the front bedroom the police found a phone which

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Machete man sentenced

STATE OF TASMANIA v  R 14 MAY 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE                                        The defendant, R , aged 50 at the time of the offending, has pleaded guilty to one count of committing an act intended to cause bodily harm contrary to s 170(1) of the Criminal Code, and I have agreed to deal with an allied summary offence of exceeding

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Fourteen children rescued in the Philippines following Australian child sexual abuse investigations

Fourteen children, aged between two and 17, have been rescued from alleged child sexual abuse in the Philippines following investigations by the Australian Federal Police (AFP). The children, six girls and eight boys, were removed from harm on 7 May after the AFP International Command Philippines provided intelligence to the Philippine Internet Crimes Against Children Centre (PICACC) and engaged Philippine

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Investigation launched after almost $100 million of ‘ice’ located concealed in BBQ grills

A joint investigation has been launched following the seizure of almost $100 million of ‘ice’ concealed in electric barbeque grills and water heaters. On Tuesday 4 May 2021, officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF) intercepted a consignment which arrived by sea cargo at Port Botany from Thailand. The consignment of 62 large cardboard boxes, which was declared to contain

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Helicopters activated

Ambulance Tasmania including Tasmania Police and the Tasmania Police Westpac rescue helicopter attended a motorbike crash at Oatlands late this afternoon. We are told Ambulance Tasmania also attended another crash at Elderslie this afternoon where a person has reportedly suffered serious injuries.

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Exclusive GCC top job

As TVN was told in April by our sources and again this week the word is that Sue Hickey will run for the top job at Glenorchy City Council replacing Kristie Johnston. Our sources said last month that that was Sue’s back up plan even though last week she was adamant with a number of people she wasn’t. Sources also

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Arrests made over Cygnet assault

Further to our live report last night Tasmania Police advise of arrests. Police say: Around 10.30pm on Friday 14 May 2021 Police and Tas Ambulance attended a report of a serious assault that occurred outside the Cygnet Hotel, Mary Street Cygnet. A male person was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the Royal Hobart Hospital where he was

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