News Updates

Warning over spike in banned dog collar detections

An alarming spike in the number of banned ‘pronged’ dog collars detected at the border has prompted a warning from the Australian Border Force (ABF). The collars are considered dangerous due to the possibility of the prongs causing injury by puncturing or bruising a dog’s neck during use, even if unintentional, and the potential for misuse, and as such are

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Howrah Wounding

Further to our live exclusive last night Tasmania Police have moments ago issued a statement: Detective Inspector Rebecca Davis says “Detectives from Bellerive CIB are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding an alleged wounding reported at Howrah last night. About 10pm yesterday, two men were allegedly assaulted in Lara St, Howrah. Both victims were taken to the Royal Hobart Hospital

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Taxi Action

We understand a Taxi evaded Tasmania Police on Hobart’s eastern shore at around 2.30am this morning sparking a number of Police attending with Police intercepted the Taxi near the Bridgewater causeway. Sources tell TVN this morning they believe the Taxi was stolen following a robbery, and the Taxi company through tracking assisted Police to locate the Taxi.

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Stabbing Wounding Assaults

Tasmania Police are attending Salamanca Fresh Clarence Street, Bellerive where we understand a person has has stabbed multiple times. Police are also attending a Lara Street address. We understand a number of victims have been stabbed including one in the neck, and another in the head with wounds. We are told the offenders are armed with a firearm and Police

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What weed . . . .

THE STATE OF TASMANIA v F 30 MARCH 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE The defendant in this matter, F , aged 39 years has pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking in cannabis and I have agreed pursuant to s 385A to deal with charges of possession of cannabis, use of cannabis and possessing a smoking device to which he

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“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives”

Did Premier Gutwein mislead Governor Warner over the minority Government? Our well-placed political insider, “Polly”, has spelt it all out over the past days. TVN has been told by multiple inside sources that the Governor is stepping down at the end of May. Rumours are rife that Damian Bugg QC could be nominated for the position.

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Six men set to be charged in international $47 million cocaine investigation

Five men allegedly connected to 188 kilograms of cocaine seized by Australian authorities in 2019 have been arrested, with a sixth man to be served a court attendance notice after an extensive international multi-agency investigation. The men are being questioned by police after being taken into custody during a series of coordinated pre-dawn search warrants in New South Wales today

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Panther sentenced to 12 months in the can

STATE OF TASMANIA v W-M 30 MARCH 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEThe defendant, W-M, aged 20, has pleaded guilty to one count of burglary, one count of stealing and one count of destroying property.The complainant is Dean Walker, the owner of Dean Walker Designs Jewellery, located at Wilmot Street in Burnie.At approximately 2.50am on Sunday 21 February 2021, the complainant

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Police Investigation

A young woman was reportedly sexually assaulted by a Taxi driver shortly before 3.00am Sunday at a Hobart suburb we are told. A spokesperson for Tasmania Police confirmed with TVN “Tasmania Police are investigating the report of an alleged incident involving a Taxi Driver in the early hours of Sunday Morning. Investigations are continuing.“

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More support for prisoners

New things are happening at the Mary Hutchinson women’s unit at the Risdon Prison Complex sources tell us inmates could soon be learning yoga, Zumba meditation and other alternative therapeutic programs to support them. The very successful Connect42 project continues at the prison including the Just Moving On ‘JMO’ that was developed last year involving speech pathologists. “Just Moving On

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Five months for inmate who had no water in his cell

STATE OF TASMANIA v S  29 MARCH 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE The defendant, Mr S , has pleaded guilty to one count of unlawfully setting fire to property. On 2 July 2020 Mr S was remanded in custody in respect of a charge, and put in the Hobart remand centre. He was allocated a cell on level 4. At

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$80,000 down the drain after The Mercury ignored senior lawyers advice

Exclusive: A senior Hobart criminal lawyer gave The Mercury $80,000 of free advice but they chose to ignore it, instead their court reporter telling him “we know what we are doing.” Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorps Davies Brothers Pty Ltd publishers of The Mercury newspaper were late this afternoon fined $80,000 and ordered to pay costs for Contempt of Court by the

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