Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

News Briefs

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

News Briefs

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Motorcyclist injured

EMERGENCY services attended a car versus motorbike accident at 9.15pm on Wednesday night. The accident occurred on Penda Avenue in Gladstone. The motorcyclist is believed to have been taken to Gladstone Hospital but his injuries were not believed to be serious.

Bail declined

AN application for bail by sexual assault accused Colin James Cooper, 49, was denied by Judge Marshall Irwin in Gladstone District Court yesterday. Cooper had applied for bail after his trial was aborted mid-way through the hearing on Wednesday. He was remanded in custody and is expected to face a re-trial on May 18, 2009 in Gladstone.

Thief nabbed

A 25-year-old Benaraby man has been charged with eight offences following his alleged involvement in a series of property crimes in the township. The male was located by police last Sunday a short time after being disturbed by a Benaraby resident inside his shed. Apprehended by Tannum Sands Police at a nearby location, the male has since been charged with a string of offences in relation to the theft of property through the entering of motor vehicles and sheds during the past month. …

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