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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

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.

Teacher allegedly had sex with underage student


Michael Inman Former teacher admits sex with student, but says he was 16

Teen found guilty of incest avoids jail

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Michael Inman A Canberra teen who molested his young half-sister is not welcome back in the family home, a court has heard.

Canberra sex offender wins High Court appeal for retrial


Michael Inman The High Court has unanimously overturned the conviction of a Canberra man who sexually abused two teenage girls in his care.

Giralang shop fight goes to the High Court

A group of retailers is challenging the redevelopment of the derelict Giralang shops.

Michael Inman A group of northside retailers has won the right to fight a controversial supermarket development.

Inquest into northside worksite death stalls again

Wayne Vickery was killed at a West Macgregor worksite in 2011.

Michael Inman Answers into cause of workplace death still unanswered.

Man had bruised brain after 'king hit'

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Michael Inman A Page man who allegedly king hit a diner in the food court of Westfield Belconnen told a security guard the punch had been "revenge", court hears

John Papalii pleads guilty to supermarket robbery

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Michael Inman John Papalii has pleaded guilty to robbing and attempting to rob two Canberra supermarkets in December.

Memorial to mark death of construction worker Wayne Vickery launched in West Macgregor

Matthew Raggatt and Michael Inman Work colleagues and family joined to mark the death of a building industry veteran on Saturday.

Bushfire compensation appeal starts

Michael Inman The legal battle between property owners and the NSW government over liability for Canberra bushfires has started in a Canberra court.

Man accused of groping women put behind bars

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Michael Inman A Canberra magistrate has refused to accept the guilty pleas of a Gordon man accused of groping and indecently assaulting three women in Civic on Wednesday morning.

Alleged thief stored stolen goods at relatives' homes


Michael Inman A Canberra man accused of property and fraud offences stored property alleged to have been stolen at the homes of his relatives, a court has heard.

SITA, Adecco fined $5000 for worker's death at Evatt shops

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Michael Inman Two companies convicted and fined for negligence that contributed to worker's death.

Man allegedly used makeshift spear to rob service station

Michael Inman A Belconnen man accused of robbing a southside service station with a makeshift spear has been banned from leaving his house at night.

Canberra doctor guilty of kissing patient

Michael Inman A jury has found a Canberra doctor guilty of groping and kissing a patient during an Anzac Day consultation last year.

Man on insurance fraud charge for DIY kitchen repairs

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Michael Inman A man accused of fraud after fixing his own kitchen and then billing an insurance company says he was entitled to make a commercial profit from the work.