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An inmate who sent smoke signals to prison authorities as he wasn’t happy with his accomodation gets extra time for lighting up bedding

STATE OF TASMANIA v BARRY JOHN ELDRIDGE 18 MARCH 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE Mr Eldridge, the defendant, appears for sentencing having pleaded guilty in the Magistrates Court to one count of unlawfully setting fire to property. On 25 February 2020, he was an inmate of Risdon Prison and housed in the medium security unit. That unit comprised four “pods”

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Helicopter attending PLB activation

The Tasmania Police Westpac rescue helicopter has been activated to a medivac at Scott’s Peak dam where we a paraglider landed in a remote spot and was airlifted to safety luckily with no injuries.

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Senior OMCG member to face a WA court for allegedly trafficking meth worth up to $10 million

A senior Hells Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang member allegedly caught with approximately 10 kilograms of methamphetamine, is expected to appear in Perth Magistrate’s Court today (Friday, 19 March 2021). Australian Federal Police (AFP) arrested the 53-year-old man after he dug up a duffle bag allegedly containing the drugs from bushland in Edgewater, WA, yesterday afternoon. AFP officers were watching the

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Air New Zealand soars into Hobart says Premier

For the first time in over 20 years, Tasmania will welcome direct flights from across the Tasman with Air New Zealand to introduce a new direct flight service between Auckland and Hobart. We’ve reached an agreement with Air New Zealand for a new twice-weekly service which will fly on Thursday and Sundays and is due to begin around Anzac Day,

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Prostitute removed from Australia by Border Force

A Brisbane-based woman from Singapore has been removed from Australia as an unlawful-non citizen who had overstayed her visa.  The woman had been found guilty on state charges of engaging in prostitution, knowingly participating in the provision of prostitution by another and had allegedly been facilitating illegal prostitution, which is also a breach of COVID-19 public health directions. The woman

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Two years in the can for drug dealing North West Coast pensioner

A 60 year old man with the code name ‘Ron’ from the north west coast will be eligible to apply for parole after serving 14 months. Tasmania Police used a combination of telephone intercepts and records to charge the pensioner for dealing in heroin, ice, ecstasy and morphine. The Judge said he had a longstanding involvement of dealing drugs dating

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A former registered gun dealer has received a two month suspended Gaol term this afternoon at Hobart Supreme Court of Tasmania.

The man pleaded guilty to unlawfully trafficking in firearms three years ago. The two firearms involved were stolen from Brighton and Campania properties. The former dealer purchased them from a person of ‘dubious character with a reputation’ in a car park at Brighton where the character asked him to ‘move the firearms.’ He on sold them to a customer who

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School Assault

Ambulance Tasmania attended the Fairview Primary School at New Norfolk where we are told a student was assaulted. A subscriber said they believe Police would be attending. The incident occurred around 1.30pm. 

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Operation Arkstone Update: Additional 152 charges laid against Sydney man

A 31-year-old Sydney man will face a further 152 charges at Sydney Central Local Court today for allegedly sexually abusing young children and filming the abuse to share online. The man from St Clair was initially arrested in May 2020 under Operation Arkstone, a large-scale investigation into a global online network of alleged child sex offenders. He was charged with 44

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