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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Men used social media app to abduct and rape woman at Belconnen

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Michael Inman Two men have been found guilty of using a social media app to abduct and rape a woman in Canberra's north last year.

Belconnen man faces court for sexual assault after using fake Facebook account

Charged: Billy Tamawiwy is accused of using a fake Facebook profile to have sex with another man.

Michael Inman A Belconnen man alleged to have created a fake Facebook profile of a young woman to commit a sexual assault against another man has been refused bail.

Belconnen doctor avoids jail time for groping, kissing

Dr Ammar Dhaimat.

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.

Man who allegedly tried to torch car 'escaped abduction'

Michael Inman A Hawker man who allegedly tried to torch a car claims he had been abducted and took the vehicle to escape his captors, a court has heard.

Man guilty of Macgregor cannabis grow house in underground chamber accessed by hidden door

Police found an elaborate cannabis growhouse in an underground chamber in the Macgregor house.

Michael Inman A Canberra man behind two northside cannabis grow houses hid one of the crops in a secret chamber beneath a garage.

Pair to be deported to China after arrest in multi-million dollar growhouse

A Chinese man will be deported after pleading guilty to cultivating 371 cannabis plants for sale.

Michael Inman An illegal immigrant linked to a multi-million dollar cannabis crop will be deported to China to die.

Canberra man plotted to kill teen witnesses: court

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Michael Inman A Canberra man allegedly asked another inmate to help him have two teenagers kidnapped and killed before they could testify against him, a court has heard.

Man back behind bars after chase

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Michael Inman and Fleta Page A Canberra man who went on the run and sparked a chase in Hall after a magistrate sentenced him to three months jail is back behind bars.

Danny Klobucar committed for trial over bashing death of Canberra grandfather Miodrag Gajic

Danny Klobucar is to stand trial over the death of Miodrag Gajic.

Michael Inman A Florey man who allegedly beat to death a Canberra grandfather on New Year's Day thought the man was a paedophile and had a DVD of him, police say.

ActewAGL's "Rambo" approach to Kaleen man's trees justified

Ian McQuire failed in his action against ActewAGL for pruning his tree.

Michael Inman A Kaleen man has lost a bid to force ActewAGL to publish a half-page apology in The Canberra Times and pay him $19000 for pruning his tree.

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.

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

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

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 on good behaviour and had her licence disqualified.

Men allegedly used social media to abduct, rape woman: court hears

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Michael Inman A man alleged to have used social media to abduct and rape a woman raised the prospect of group sex, a court has heard.

Woman considered jumping from 14th floor window to escape attackers, court hears

The founder and managing director of The Strata Agency has been charged and pleaded guilty to misappropriating in excess of $1 million of trust fund monies.

Michael Inman A woman allegedly abducted and raped by two men considered jumping out of a fourteenth-storey window to escape a Belconnen flat, a court has heard.

One-punch attacker to spend four months behind bars

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane.

Michael Inman A Page man has been jailed for a “cowardly” one punch attack that hospitalised a diner at a northside mall.