Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Left Him for Dead; Gladstone Man Charged over Alleged Hit-and-Run

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Left Him for Dead; Gladstone Man Charged over Alleged Hit-and-Run

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Byline: Grace Mason Cairns Post

POLICE say they used a range of "overt and covert" strategies to track the alleged offender who left a man for dead on the side of a Mossman road.

The family of Trinity Beach man Scott "Moses" Bradley said news a Gladstone man had been charged over the alleged hit-and-run last year was a positive step as they prepared to commemorate the first anniversary of his death.

Mr Bradley had been walking home after celebrating his birthday at a Mossman pub on September 3 last year. It is alleged he may have been lying on the road when he was struck by a vehicle and the driver failed to remain at the scene.

Mr Bradley's body was found by a passing motorist on Junction Rd later that morning.

"A lot of people will be relieved that they've charged somebody," mother Janice Bradley said. "But it doesn't change the outcome, we still don't have Scott."

Cairns Forensic Crash Unit Sgt Scott Ezard praised public assistance for helping them to track down the car allegedly involved. …

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