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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Sex offender has parole hearing a week before facing court on murder charge

Noel Towell and Michael Inman Parole hearing just days before trial.

Belconnen doctor avoids jail time for groping, kissing

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Michael Inman A Canberra doctor who groped and kissed a patient during a consultation has avoided time behind bars.

Burglar who grabbed throat of Belconnen man jailed

Michael Inman A burglar who grabbed a man's throat after he was cornered during a break-in will spend the next two years behind bars.

Cops, men clash in violent Belconnen disturbance

Michael Inman Police drew a firearm and a taser and used capsicum spray to force their way into a unit during a violent confrontation with three men, one allegedly armed with scissors, in Belconnen last night.

Hunt for arsonist after Belconnen car fires

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Michael Inman Police are hunting an arsonist after a spree of suspicious fires damaged four vehicles and four air-conditioners in Belconnen overnight.

Belconnen stab-accused held in custody

Michael Inman A McKellar man accused of a knife attack on another man at the Belconnen Bus Interchange on Sunday evening remains in custody.

Woman accidentally hit accelerator, ran over grandmother

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Michael Inman A Florey woman who ran over a grandmother in a school car park during a drop-off has been put a good behaviour and had her licence disqualified.

MH17 crash causes court delays in ACT

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Michael Inman The case against a Dunlop man linked to a northside growhouse has stalled due to the Australian Federal Police investigation of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Criminal charges laid in northside workplace death of Wayne Vickery

Wayne Vickery: Killed on a West Macgregor worksite in 2011.

Michael Inman The family of workplace death victim Wayne Vickery have mixed feelings about criminal charges being laid against his employer.

Man jailed for racist road rage rant and assault

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Michael Inman A Dickson man who unleashed a racist road rage tirade while assaulting and brandishing a knife at two terrified men has been jailed.

Suspended sentence for road rage assault

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Michael Inman Two men have who assaulted a man after following him to his northside home in a road rage attack will have a suspended jail sentence hanging over their heads for the next year.

Accused syringe robber writes warning before court

Michael Inman Man accused of syringe-point robberies warns he wants to hurt anyone in his way

Accused killer given change of clothes the morning after girlfriend's death

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Michael Inman Court hears friend of Aleksander Vojneski’s brother gave the accused killer a change of clothes the morning after Paula Conlon’s murder.

Husband of murder victim saw bruises, court hears

Michael Inman Paula Conlon’s estranged husband warned her not to spent time with people who would hurt her, a court has heard.

ACTION bus driver made sexual gestures at school girls

Michael Inman ACTION bus driver made sexual gestures and comments to school girls while driving them home.

Friend found murder victim after she failed to turn up for appointments

Michael Inman Friends of Paula Conlon suspected something amiss when she missed a number of appointments.

Police make case at committal of accused murderer of Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber

Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber, left, and murder accused Christopher Navin.

Michael Inman A Watson man charged with the stabbing murder of his old school friend argued with the victim about money and repeatedly tried to contact him in the days before the stabbing, police say.

ACT government rejects mandatory minimum sentences for serial child predators

Michael Inman ACT Court of Appeal asked to increase jail sentence of serial child sex offender Shane Williams

Drug smuggler's jail sentence cut

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Michael Inman A drug smuggler who tried to import cocaine secreted inside a DVD player has had a year shaved off his jail sentence on appeal.

Student says ANU let her down after sexual harassment episode

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Ben Latham and Michael Inman A Canberra student who alleges she was sexually harassed at an on-campus dorm says the university’s botched response will leave her $6000 out of pocket.