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Fri 29 May 2020

‘Prime of her life’: police recreate mum’s fatal hotel fall

premium_icon ‘Prime of her life’: police recreate mum’s fatal hotel fall

Mum-of-two Jodie Lovell was in the prime of her life when she fell to her death from a five-star hotel balcony. Police have now recreated her fall.

Sight of little Willow's body shakes cops to the core

premium_icon Sight of little Willow's body shakes cops to the core

The horrific discovery of Willow Dunn’s severely malnourished body will haunt usually resilient first responders for many years, a top detective has revealed.

WATCH: Wild chase as driver rams stolen car off road

premium_icon WATCH: Wild chase as driver rams stolen car off road

See the moment a father smashes a stolen car off a busy road in what has been described as “dangerous in the extreme”.

Simon Wilhelm: Wanted man found ‘hiding in storage room’

Simon Wilhelm: Wanted man found ‘hiding in storage room’

A 49-year-old man wanted on child sex offences has been found hiding in a storage room under an takeaway store.

‘I found him there’: Footy ref’s brave attempt to save boy

premium_icon ‘I found him there’: Footy ref’s brave attempt to save boy

A football referee has told of the moment he realised he was the only person who could try to save a young boy unconscious in a park after an alleged fight.

Willow Dunn starved to death, police say

premium_icon Willow Dunn starved to death, police say

Police have revealed Willow Dunn - the four-year-old found dead in her home on Monday - faced sustained mistreatment in the lead up to her death.

Weird broom fantasy lands two blokes in legal trouble

Weird broom fantasy lands two blokes in legal trouble

One of two men hired to carry out a stranger’s sexual fantasy of being tied up in his undies and stroked with a broom ended up before a judge.

Horrific child neglect cases spark full-scale investigation

premium_icon Horrific child neglect cases spark full-scale investigation

Three children who were found to have been subjected to horrific neglect this week have been the catalyst for an investigation into how the abuse was allowed.

Father pleads guilty to killing baby son

premium_icon Father pleads guilty to killing baby son

A father already serving a jail sentence for shaking his five-week-old baby has now pleaded guilty to manslaughter after the little boy died of his injuries.

‘He’s dead’: Residents tell of desperate efforts to save boy

premium_icon ‘He’s dead’: Residents tell of desperate efforts to save boy

Traumatised residents who live around a park where a 12-year-old boy died after an alleged fight have told of watching the desperate efforts to save him.

WATCH: ‘Reckless’ hoons tear through sports field

premium_icon WATCH: ‘Reckless’ hoons tear through sports field

CCTV footage captured a car’s path of destruction as it ploughs through a Mackay sports field

Banished Aussie bikies are sowing chaos in NZ

premium_icon Banished Aussie bikies are sowing chaos in NZ

Australia’s exiled bikies are taking crime to extreme, violent levels in New Zealand, transforming the Kiwi gang scene as they stage a turf war.

12-year-old boy dies during fight with group of youths

premium_icon 12-year-old boy dies during fight with group of youths

Queensland police are investigating the sudden death of a 12-year-old boy following an argument between two two groups of youths.

Drug dealer resentenced in bid to earn $600k footy contract

premium_icon Drug dealer resentenced in bid to earn $600k footy contract

A former Brisbane Bronco has been resentenced over drug charges because he needed to have his probation order removed to play football overseas.

Willow taken to hospital years before death

premium_icon Willow taken to hospital years before death

A relative was allegedly so worried about the health of toddler Willow Dunn that she was taken to hospital. Two years later, the little girl was found dead.

Man, 77, accused of offering teen cash ‘for a quickie’

premium_icon Man, 77, accused of offering teen cash ‘for a quickie’

Bail denied for convicted child sex offender alleged to have groomed two teenage girls in Mackay

Leilani Clarke: Serial cop spitter guilty of serious assault

Leilani Clarke: Serial cop spitter guilty of serious assault

A magistrate has predicted a glamorous indigenous activist guilty of spitting, kicking or slapping police officers will “end up in custody”.

Woman ‘thought she was going to die’ at partner’s hands

premium_icon Woman ‘thought she was going to die’ at partner’s hands

A woman thought she was going to die at the hands of her partner when he choked her for the second time in a night.

Thu 28 May 2020

Man accused of stabbing Aussie told police ‘shoot me’

premium_icon Man accused of stabbing Aussie told police ‘shoot me’

More details have emerged in the trial of a man accused of going on a rampage in a club in Croatia and stabbing a Sydney tourist.

Dad avoids jail for grooming child’s schoolfriend

premium_icon Dad avoids jail for grooming child’s schoolfriend

A man avoided prison after he sent explicit text messages to his child’s schoolfriend with the intention of sexually abusing her.

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