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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Gungahlin man jailed for choking girlfriend in martial arts hold

Jailed: Man who choked woman is sent to prison.

Michael Inman Woman had tried to scream but could not make a noise, the ACT Magistrates Court told.

Revlon, ACT government pay out $6.6 million after men burnt in explosion

The Mitchell fire in 2009.

Michael Inman Cosmetic giant Revlon and the ACT government have paid out $6.6 million to three men critically injured after an explosion at a northside medical waste disposal facility.

Canberra blooms into action at Floriade ahead of fine week

Floriade, Canberra's month-long celebration of spring, kicked off at the weekend.

Michael Inman Canberrans can expect the balmy spring conditions to continue this week, with temperatures in the high teens.

David Eastman's bail conditions tightened by ACT Supreme Court

The arrest of David Eastman for the murder of Colin Winchester.

Michael Inman Accused cop killer David Eastman has had his bail conditions temporarily tightened, despite asking a Canberra court to relax them.

Hume drug lab accused Stanley Hou could face more charges, court hears

Stanley Hou could face more charges.

Michael Inman A Lyneham man linked to a commercial-grade drug lab in Canberra’s south could face more charges, a court has heard.

One-punch attacker escapes full-time jail after fracturing victim's skull

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Michael Inman Teen who fractured man's skull in one-punch assault had two previous convictions for violence.

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.

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.

AFP Commissioner Tony Negus quits

Australian Federal Police Commissioner Tony Negus, speaking at the signing of policing purchase agreement.

Michael Inman Australian Federal Police Commissioner on Friday announced he will quit the force after a 32-year career.

Canberra man caught drink-driving three times in four hours

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Michael Inman A Crace man caught drink-driving three times in just more than four hours cannot remember committing the offences, a court has heard.

Alleged drug trafficker charged with further two offences

Michael Inman An alleged drug trafficker sold uncover police more than $120,000 worth of cocaine in three deals in Crace, police allege.

Widow's 'life and dreams' destroyed

14 August 2011, news, story by Christopher Knaus, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Images of a memorial for murdered university graduate Liang Zhao by the side of Northbourne Avenue in Braddon. SPECIAL 1

Michael Inman Yaoying Bi had promised to make Liang Zhao a cake to celebrate his 28th birthday, their first such celebration as husband and wife.

Grocery docket led to man who stole $40,000 in car parts

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Michael Inman A Harrison man who stole more than $40,000 worth of motoring parts was caught after leaving a grocery receipt at the scene of the crime.

Tributes flow for murdered music lover Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber

Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber.

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman Police are speaking to a number of ''persons of interest'' as they continue to investigate the stabbing murder of Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber.

Canberra music scene identity murdered

Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber. Photo: ACT Policing

Michael Inman, Christopher Knaus Tragedy scarred the short life of Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber years before he was murdered, when the legally blind young man was orphaned.

Ear biter fronts court for sentencing

Michael Inman The daughter of a man who had part of his ear bitten off during a fight was scared to hug him because of the grotesque injury, a court has heard.

Public servant sentenced for nose-biting assault

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Michael Inman A Canberra public servant who bit his ex-girlfriend's face after she bit him on the penis has avoided jail time.

Man linked to killing taken off the streets

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman A man linked to the killing of a Phillip cannabis dealer on New Year's Day has been taken off the streets.

Alleged drug parcel recipient out on bail

Michael Inman A Franklin man accused of receiving drugs in the post has been granted bail.

Bikie accused of bashing attack released on bail

The ACT Magistrates Court.

Michael Inman A Canberra bikie accused of bashing a man in front of stunned onlookers has paid $2000 to get out of jail.