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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Injuries caused by explosion cost Revlon and ACT government about $8 million

Michael Inman Injured contractors who won millions of dollars in compensation smelt a strong stench of perfume seconds before they were hit by a fireball.

Man fined $2500 for failing to take his dog to a vet

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Michael Inman A Dickson man who failed his dog to a vet after it broke its hind leg in four places has been fined $2500 for animal cruelty.

Revlon, ACT government pay out $6.6 million after men burnt in explosion

The Mitchell fire in 2009.

Michael Inman Cosmetic giant Revlon and the ACT government have paid out $6.6 million to three men critically injured after an explosion at a northside medical waste disposal facility.

Community service for Civic bashing

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Michael Inman A Canberra man who bashed and kicked a Civic reveller unconscious has been sentenced to 80 hours community service work.

Man who allegedly tried to torch car 'escaped abduction'

Michael Inman A Hawker man who allegedly tried to torch a car claims he had been abducted and took the vehicle to escape his captors, a court has heard.

Man guilty of Macgregor cannabis grow house in underground chamber accessed by hidden door

Police found an elaborate cannabis growhouse in an underground chamber in the Macgregor house.

Michael Inman A Canberra man behind two northside cannabis grow houses hid one of the crops in a secret chamber beneath a garage.

Violent home invader who fractured man's skull with bat sentenced to six years jail

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Michael Inman Man’s skull fractured when offender clubbed him with a baseball bat during a home invasion after a fight over shoes.

'Please don't pull the trigger': worker speaks of Chapman supermarket robbery

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Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman A supermarket worker tried not to panic and thought of his "little girl" as he was forced to hand over cash at gunpoint during a robbery in Chapman last year.

Pair to be deported to China after arrest in multi-million dollar growhouse

A Chinese man will be deported after pleading guilty to cultivating 371 cannabis plants for sale.

Michael Inman An illegal immigrant linked to a multi-million dollar cannabis crop will be deported to China to die.

Mr Fluffy fallout to hit the courts, with homeowner to sue for $2.46 million

The lawsuit, understood to be the first of its kind, is a clear signal the Mr Fluffy crisis could spill over into the ACT court system.

Michael Inman A Canberra family who unwittingly bought a Mr Fluffy home is suing the government for $2.46million in what could become a landmark case in the ACT.

Canberra man plotted to kill teen witnesses: court

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Michael Inman A Canberra man allegedly asked another inmate to help him have two teenagers kidnapped and killed before they could testify against him, a court has heard.

Case could be suppressed after ANU posters label accused man a 'rapist'

Allegations: Posters put up around Canberra could lead to details of an upcoming trial being suppressed.

Michael Inman Posters labelling an accused man a rapist could have backfired after his lawyers apply to have his identity suppressed.

More jail for man who fled Canberra courtroom

Behind bars: A man who fled court in August after being sentenced to prison was recaptured last Friday and has now been given a longer prison sentence.

Michael Inman Canberra man who went on the run after he was sentenced to three months jail is given an extra four months by magistrate.

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.

Canberra blooms into action at Floriade ahead of fine week

Floriade, Canberra's month-long celebration of spring, kicked off at the weekend.

Michael Inman Canberrans can expect the balmy spring conditions to continue this week, with temperatures in the high teens.

Man back behind bars after chase

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Michael Inman and Fleta Page A Canberra man who went on the run and sparked a chase in Hall after a magistrate sentenced him to three months jail is back behind bars.

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.

Danny Klobucar committed for trial over bashing death of Canberra grandfather Miodrag Gajic

Danny Klobucar is to stand trial over the death of Miodrag Gajic.

Michael Inman A Florey man who allegedly beat to death a Canberra grandfather on New Year's Day thought the man was a paedophile and had a DVD of him, police say.

ActewAGL's "Rambo" approach to Kaleen man's trees justified

Ian McQuire failed in his action against ActewAGL for pruning his tree.

Michael Inman A Kaleen man has lost a bid to force ActewAGL to publish a half-page apology in The Canberra Times and pay him $19000 for pruning his tree.

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.