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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

ACT Bar Association calls for investigation in Supreme Court blitz

Michael Inman Money spent on the ''blitz'' on criminal cases in the ACT Supreme Court could be better spent on a fifth judge, a peak legal body says.

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.

Surgeon sued over woman's 'near death'

Michael Inman A Canberra woman is suing her surgeon, claiming she almost bled to death during an operation.

Burglar stole, vandalised baby toys and clothes

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

Jail time for terrorising, threatening to kill ex-partner

Michael Inman A Young man who bought his ex-partner flowers to apologise after tying her up and threatening to kill her in the bush will spend the rest of the year behind bars.

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.

DIY fraudster Nicholas Oettinger avoids conviction

Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus A former Canberra man who attempted to defraud an insurance company over a do-it-yourself kitchen repair has avoided conviction.

Florey man charged with Miodrag Gagic New Year's Day murder

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Michael Inman A Florey man has appeared in court, charged with the murder of a man in Phillip on New Year's Day.

Lyneham man Howard Hall faces charges over alleged assault on girlfriend

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Michael Inman A Lyneham man accused of choking and stomping on his girlfriend has been denied bail.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Disqualified driver's bid to regain licence after 24 years blocked

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Michael Inman John Hinton had not thought about getting a driver's licence again until the letter arrived.