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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

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

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.

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.

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.

Bikie to fight bashing allegations in court

Michael Inman A Canberra bikie will fight allegations he bashed and threatened to shoot a man over a motorcycle repair bill.

Matthew Massey arrested on drug charges

Michael Inman The Ngunnawal man has been charged with three counts of supplying methylamphetamine in December 2012.

Burglar stole, vandalised baby toys and clothes

Michael Inman Burglar vandalised and stole baby toys and clothes from a heavily pregnant woman.

Man who stole car with baby inside committed for sentence

Kristen, Patrick and 7 month old Morrison, thank police for their help after Morrison was taken in a car theft yesterday.
Filed: Friday, 21 February 2014 1:21:57 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Michael Inman A man who stole a car with a baby inside in Canberra's north earlier this year has been committed for sentence to the ACT Supreme Court.

Man threatened to shoot woman in head during video store hold-up

Michael Inman A Palmerston man pointed a handgun at a northside video store employee and threatened to shoot her in the head if she did not give him $50 notes, a court has heard.

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.

$820,000 payout for injured worker

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Michael Inman A concreter who turned to heroin to manage back pain suffered on the job has won more than $820,000 in damages.

Public servant sentenced for nose-biting assault


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 accused of Braddon hit-and-run yet to be charged


Michael Inman A man accused of mowing down two teenagers in a late night hit-and-run has briefly faced a Canberra court.

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.

Copa diners to start talks over salmonella outbreak

140 people have suffered from salmonella poisoning after eating at the newly opened Copa Brazilian Churrasco restaurant in Dickson.

Michael Inman About 40 diners struck down by Canberra's largest salmonella outbreak are expected to begin settlement negotiations.

Bikie refused bail over assault charges

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Michael Inman A Canberra bikie accused of bashing a man in a town centre and then threatening to shoot up his mother’s house has been denied bail.

Bail refused for bikie Alex Bourne accused of bashing

Michael Inman A Canberra bikie accused of publicly bashing a man in a town centre and then threatening to shoot up his mother's house has been denied bail.

Public servant Stephanie Pasfield awarded $300,000 in damages for injuries caused by car accident

120713 News Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy Generic photograph of the ACT Supreme Court. 


Michael Inman A public servant injured in a rear-ender has won almost $300,000 in damages.

Bash accused bikie wants to live at clubhouse, court is told

Michael Inman A Canberra bikie accused of bashing a man over a debt wants to live at the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang's southside clubhouse, a court has heard.