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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bikie accused of bashing attack released on bail

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

Gordon man acquitted of raping neighbour's girlfriend

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Michael Inman A Gordon man has been acquitted of raping a woman he encountered after she had run away from an argument with her boyfriend.

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.

Inquest told near-lifeless baby girl had bruise on jaw


Michael Inman Paramedics first noticed the bruising on the near-lifeless two-month-old baby as they rushed her to hospital, a court has heard.

Baby death inquest halted as prosecutors consider charges

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Michael Inman An inquest into the suspicious death of a two-month-old baby has been halted so Canberra prosecutors can consider laying criminal charges.

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.

Affordable Tralee a boon for buyers

Jake and Mel Cannon where the first people to register  purchase a block of land at Tralee.

Michael Inman A night sleeping rough could be the smartest financial decision that Jake Cannon has ever made.

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Former public servant pleads guilty to storming office with chainsaw

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Michael Inman A former public servant has pleaded guilty to storming a southside government office with a chainsaw as payback for perceived ill treatment by management.