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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Inner south offers rich pickings

Michael Inman THE PRESTIGIOUS inner southern suburbs of Yarralumla, Manuka and Forrest are hot property in real estate circles.

Canberra police officer who sprayed capsicum spray towards chained dog breached standards

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Michael Inman An ACT cop who fired capsicum spray towards a tethered dog during a raid at a southside home breached professional standards, an internal probe has found.

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.

Serial thief who stole more than $33,000 in property deemed unfit to face charges

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Michael Inman Police are still working to return more than $30,000 of property stolen by a mentally impaired serial thief.

Police mum on sprayed dog investigation

Justen Storay, centre, from Griffith with Zoe Storay, left, 8, and Declan Storay, right, 3, playing with their family dog Laps.

Michael Inman and Megan Gorrey ACT Policing will not reveal whether an internal probe into an officer who fired capsicum spray at a chained dog will be made public.

ACT Police officer capsicum sprays tethered dog

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Michael Inman A tethered dog was capsicum sprayed by an ACT Police officer during a raid on a Griffith property last month.

Two found not guilty of rape but face more charges

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Michael Inman Two Canberra men have been acquitted of raping a woman at a Red Hill home.

DPP considers fate of rape accused

Michael Inman Prosecutors will consider dropping charges against two men acquitted of rape after a jury was unable to reach a verdict on other charges.

Man arrested during school lockdown appears in court

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Michael Inman A Red Hill man arrested during a police operation that lead to several south Canberra schools being locked down has appeared in court on unrelated charges.

Brothers 4 Life gang member pleads guilty to restaurant gun charge in Griffith

Michael Inman A member of violent Sydney gang Brothers 4 Life has pleaded guilty to pulling a gun on a patron at a busy Griffith restaurant.

DPP drops charges against two Canberra men acquitted of rape

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Michael Inman Prosecutors have dropped charges against two Canberra men recently acquitted of rape.

Custody case leads to kidnap and prison

Michael Inman Two men who abducted, drugged and robbed another man over a custody dispute last year have been jailed.

Men charged over Red Hill home invasion that left victim with detached retina

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Michael Inman The victim of a violent home invasion was beaten so badly the retina in his left eye detached, a court has heard.

Eastman witnesses asked to ''please explain''

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Michael Inman A number of witnesses in the Eastman inquiry have been asked to explain why they should not be criticised in the final report.

Canberra property developer's son avoids conviction for sex tape

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Michael Inman Offender handed the prosecution the evidence they needed to charge him with committing an act of indecency on the woman.

Burglars jailed after looting cancer patient's home


Michael Inman Two men who looted the home of a cancer patient while he was in Sydney for surgery have been jailed.

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.

David Eastman inquiry: police in court bid over report's publication

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Michael Inman AFP launch a last gasp bid to prevent the imminent publication of at least some parts of Eastman report.

Supreme Court to rule on David Eastman's murder conviction

Convicted of killing Colin Winchester: David Harold Eastman is arrested at his Reid flat in 1992.

Michael Inman The inquiry into David Harold Eastman's murder conviction has formally ended, with the board lodging its findings with the ACT Supreme Court on Thursday.

Drug trafficker who viciously beat partner jailed for almost 13 years

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Michael Inman A cocaine trafficker who beat his partner so viciously she later cried blood has been sentenced to almost 13 years jail