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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Home invasion allegedly sparked by shoes


Michael Inman The jury in a violent home invasion trial where two people were beaten with a baseball bat will resume deliberating on Wednesday morning.

Violent home invader found guilty

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Michael Inman A Canberra man has been found guilty of a violent home invasion sparked by a dispute over a pair of shoes.

Illegal knuckledusters used to hang tools, court hears

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Michael Inman A Greenway man who used knuckle dusters as a tool hanger has been put on a good behaviour order.

Prosecutors say kill plot trio should do more time

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Michael Inman ACT's DPP says three young men who plotted to kill a Canberra teenager should do more jail time.

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.

Man accused of groping women put behind bars

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Michael Inman A Canberra magistrate has refused to accept the guilty pleas of a Gordon man accused of groping and indecently assaulting three women in Civic on Wednesday morning.

Alleged thief stored stolen goods at relatives' homes


Michael Inman A Canberra man accused of property and fraud offences stored property alleged to have been stolen at the homes of his relatives, a court has heard.

Man allegedly used makeshift spear to rob service station

Michael Inman A Belconnen man accused of robbing a southside service station with a makeshift spear has been banned from leaving his house at night.

Police-chase accused extradited to NSW

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Michael Inman An Oxley man who allegedly lead police on a high-speed cross-border car chase with a child in the front seat has been extradited to NSW.

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.

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.

Canberra police officer fined for recording victim's sex video

Michael Inman A former ACT police officer has been fined for recording a private sex video from the mobile phone of a woman who went to Tuggeranong police station for help last year.

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.

Daniel Quis denied bail after allegedly challenging police to taser him

A Wanniassa man charged police with a carving knife while telling them to taser him, a court has heard.

Michael Inman A Wanniassa man charged at police with a carving knife while telling them to taser him, a court has heard.

Burglar stole, vandalised baby toys and clothes

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

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.

Jail time suspended for Wanniassa offender in unprovoked assault

Michael Inman A man suffered a broken arm and jaw after an argument about noise at a southside public housing block, a court has heard.