Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

New Arrests for Machete Murder; Five More Charged Inthe Brutal Slaying Offormer Lismore Man

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

New Arrests for Machete Murder; Five More Charged Inthe Brutal Slaying Offormer Lismore Man

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Byline: DOMINIC FEAIN dominic.feain@northernstar.com.au

ANOTHER four men and one youth were arrested in dramatic raids across Sydney yesterday afternoon and charged over the brutal machete murder of former Lismore man Kesley Burgess.

Detectives from Strike ForceWhiley and heavily-armed Tactical Operations Unit police took nochances apprehending the allegedoffenders, meeting a[approximately]force with force'.

The men and the youth were interrogated over three home invasions,including the savage attack on Mr Burgess, 25, at his Lurnea home in south-west Sydney on July 1.

All five were charged with the murder of Mr Burgess, plus a string ofspecial aggravated break and enteroffences, and refused bail.

Mr Burgess grew up in Lismorebefore moving to Sydney and still has family living in this area

Police have now arrested 10 people over his death.

The strike force officers believe they have smashed a gang of violent offenders who picked their targetsindiscriminately. …

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