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Driver could be free in two months after dragging woman 350m along street

Driver could be free in two months after dragging woman 350m along street

The incident began with the offender stealing the woman’s car from a Woolloongabba shopping centre in inner Brisbane.

  • by Toby Crockford

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Man who killed a mother, raped daughter sentenced after eight-year delay

Man who killed a mother, raped daughter sentenced after eight-year delay

Jacob Michael Smith, 45, strangled the woman in her loungeroom before raping her 12-year-old daughter.

  • by Toby Crockford
Man who accused neighbour of sexually harassing wife sued for defamation

Man who accused neighbour of sexually harassing wife sued for defamation

The man did a letterbox drop warning about his neighbour’s actions. He has been ordered to pay $30,000 in damages.

  • by Toby Crockford
Detective caught speeding lied to superiors to get out of ticket

Detective caught speeding lied to superiors to get out of ticket

The officer wrote in an email to a colleague: “Bloody traffic cops … thinking I may have to be creative though as I was dropping [a colleague] home.”

  • by Toby Crockford
Man charged with murder over train station stabbing remanded in custody

Man charged with murder over train station stabbing remanded in custody

The 20-year-old’s case will next be heard in August, with police relying heavily on footage of the confrontation inside Fortitude Valley station’s shopping complex.

  • by Toby Crockford
Stood-down cop’s outburst leads him back to Brisbane court

Stood-down cop’s outburst leads him back to Brisbane court

The 53-year-old man was already facing charges of unlawful stalking and breaching a domestic violence order.

  • by Toby Crockford
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Three youths cleared over Jack Beasley’s stabbing on Gold Coast glitter strip

Three youths cleared over Jack Beasley’s stabbing on Gold Coast glitter strip

The 17-year-old’s death resulted in police trialling metal-detector wands, and his parents started a foundation in his memory.

  • by Toby Crockford
Woman who fatally ‘tossed’ baby niece could be free in four years

Woman who fatally ‘tossed’ baby niece could be free in four years

Detectives had bugged the woman’s home hoping to pick up crucial evidence, when she walked into a police station and confessed.

  • by Toby Crockford
Queensland resort manager jailed after stealing $200,000 from owners

Queensland resort manager jailed after stealing $200,000 from owners

The offender bought the business for $1. He ripped off unit owners at the resort, taking as much as $92,000 from one owner.

  • by Toby Crockford
Man arrested with shotgun in pants gets 15-year prison sentence

Man arrested with shotgun in pants gets 15-year prison sentence

Clayton Backman shot Les Brooks with a shotgun at point-blank range in a Brisbane backyard in 2016.

  • by Toby Crockford
Missed deadline shuts down wide-ranging inquiry into Brisbane surgeon

Missed deadline shuts down wide-ranging inquiry into Brisbane surgeon

The Health Ombudsman had been investigating Dr William Braun over sexual harassment, bullying and clinical performance allegations.

  • by Toby Crockford