May 19, 2019

Brett Seymour leaves Warriors with drink drive conviction

Vodafone Warriors NRL rugby league star Brett Seymour is leaving the club with a court conviction after he fled from the police and was caught drink-driving at twice the legal limit. The 27-year-old was seen by police driving erratically on Church St, near his Onehunga home, and sped up when he … [Read more...]

Violence as police clear UK traveller site

Police in riot gear have moved in to clear Britain's biggest illegal travellers' site, using tasers against iron-bar wielding protesters who bombarded them with rocks and urine. Officers broke down fences at the rear of the Dale Farm site in Essex while bailiffs began to smash low-rise brick … [Read more...]

UBS rogue trader arrested – $2 billion missing

Swiss bank UBS says one of its traders has lost it around US$2 billion in unauthorised deals, with police in London arresting 31-year old Kweku Adoboli in connection with the case. Adoboli - a director of exchange traded funds and "Delta 1" working in the bank's London office, according to his … [Read more...]

Carl Williams murder video shown in court

The video footage of Carl Williams being killed in Barwon Jail in April last year has been shown in court at the trial of his killer Matthew Johnson. The three minutes of silent footage shows in graphic detail how the 39-year-old convicted drug dealer and murderer died. On Tuesday, the jury in … [Read more...]

Flash Mob raids Maryland 7-Eleven store

A "flash mob" of at least 28 teenagers has robbed a 7-Eleven store in Germantown, Maryland. Police say the raid was organised on the internet and took place in the early hours of Saturday morning. At 1.47am in less than a minute the store filled up with teenagers who helped themselves to … [Read more...]

Rembrandt picture stolen from California hotel

US detectives are investigating the theft of artwork by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Marina del Rey, California, on Saturday night. The pen-and-ink piece, known as "The Judgment," was taken from an exhibit in the lobby of the Hotel when a curator was distracted … [Read more...]

Man arrested for Madeleine Pulver necklace bomb hoax

The FBI have arrested a man in Louisville, Kentucky over the Madeleine Pulver necklace bomb hoax. The 50-year-old Australian man identified as Paul "Doug" Peters was was arrested without incident. Mr Peters, who flew between Australia and the United States for work and has family in both … [Read more...]

Six dead and man in custody after Jersey knife attack

The Channel Island of Jersey is in shock following the death of six people, including two children, in a knife attack. Police were called to a flat at Victoria Crescent, Upper Midvale Road, at 1500 hours after reports of a multiple stabbing incident. A 30-year-old man is in police custody at … [Read more...]

Police close in on Madeleine Pulver bomb hoax suspect

Australain police have gone into 'neither confirm nor deny' mode over reports they have a prime suspect in the frame for the Madeleine Pulver bomb hoax case. Media outlets are reporting that investigators have not released a description of 18-year-old Madeleine's attacker because they believed … [Read more...]

Dougherty Gang captured after shootout in Colorado

The three siblings dubbed the 'Dougherty Gang,' wanted for bank robbery and the attempted murder of a police officer have been arrested in Colorado after a nationwide manhunt. State police said the two brothers and sister, were captured after a 100mph car chase that ended with a crash and … [Read more...]

David Cameron says police tactics for riots were wrong

British Prime Minister David Cameron says that the police have admitted they got their riot tactics wrong when faced with mass looting in London and other cities in England. David Cameron told MPs the riots in cities across England were "criminality pure and simple", but there were "far too few … [Read more...]

Riots in Tottenham after Mark Duggan shooting protest

Hundreds of people have rioted in the North London suburb of Tottenham overnight, throwing petrol bombs and setting police cars and buildings. About 300 people gathered outside the police station on the High Road after demonstrators demanded "justice" over the fatal police shooting of 29-year-old … [Read more...]

Jonathan Kirkpatrick arrested over missing AUT money

Police have arrested Jonathan Kirkpatrick over "accounting discrepancies" totaling more than $500,000 at the Auckland University of Technology. As the matter is before the courts the police will only say that they have arrested a 53 year-old, unemployed man and charged him with theft. Actualy it … [Read more...]

Aussie teen freed after 10 hour bomb necklace drama

Australian police have freed a young woman in Sydney after a 10 hour effort to deal with a suspected bomb around her neck that was strapped to her body. Madeleine Pulver, 18, called police from her home in Mosman - a wealthy Sydney suburb - at 14:30. She says she had been studying for her exams … [Read more...]

NZ woman badly hurt in Croatia after bathroom sex accident

A tourist in Croatia has had her hand almost completely severed after a sex session involving a bathroom sink in went badly wrong. The Croatian Times newspaper reported the 28-year-old New Zealand woman, known as Amy R, was having sex on a bathroom sink with an Englishman in the island town of … [Read more...]