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Inner south offers rich pickings

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

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.

Rape denied, man admits filming sex


Michael Inman An accused rapist's secret filming of sex suggested he planned the encounter before the woman had consented, a prosecutor says.

Defence urges jury to scrutinise "inconsistent" evidence in rape trial


Michael Inman A defence barrister has likened a woman's claims she was raped by two men to a rotten fish, saying it looked OK, but smelt wrong.

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.

Woman tells Canberra court of alleged rape ordeal

Michael Inman Two Canberra men rigged a drinking game before allegedly raping a heavily intoxicated woman at a Red Hill home, a court has heard.

Rape trial: Alleged victim denies plan to win over defendant

Michael Inman A woman allegedly raped by two men has rejected a barrister's suggestion she had a ''plan'' to ingratiate herself with one of the defendants.

Online pay parking for Parliamentary Triangle

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Michael Inman Public servants based in Canberra's Parliamentary Triangle will be able to pre-purchase medium- to long- term parking tickets online from June.

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Warrants were out for motorcyclist who died in crash

Michael Inman and John-Paul Moloney A man killed after crashing a stolen motorcycle on Canberra Avenue on Monday morning was wanted by police for motor vehicle theft.

Woman sent text after alleged rape

Michael Inman A woman allegedly raped by two men texted one of the pair only hours later to ask about his plans, a court has heard.

Alleged victim initiated threesome, says rape accused

Michael Inman One of two men accused of raping a drunk woman at his Red Hill home told a friend the alleged victim initiated a threesome.

Killer known to victim in Phillip New Year's Day murder

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Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman Police believe the killer responsible for the New Year's Day murder in Phillip was known to his victim and stole his mobile phone, using it to make calls after the attack.

Gavin Massey's mapping skills earn him eight years in jail

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Michael Inman Gavin Massey, 30, was sentenced to eight years jail in the ACT Supreme Court on Thursday having pleaded guilty to weapon possession and driving a stolen car.

Bid to exclude evidence at David Eastman hearing

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Michael Inman The trial judge who presided over David Harold Eastman's murder trial has attempted to exclude evidence about his conduct, an inquiry has heard.

Eastman inquiry to look at judge

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Michael Inman The judge who presided over David Harold Eastman's murder trial will come under the spotlight at inquiry.

Pub owner accused of severely bashing partner

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Michael Inman A judge has reserved his decision in the trial of a pub owner accused of bashing his partner so severely that her blood was splashed on the ceiling and wall.

Eastman doctor 'wanted reward'

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Michael Inman David Harold Eastman's doctor attempted to claim a $250,000 police reward, an inquiry has heard.