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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Former Canberra Scout master Willem Scheeren first sentenced on historic sex offences after ACT closed legal loophole

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Michael Inman A former Canberra Scout master will be the first to be sentenced for historic sex offences after the ACT closed legal loophole preventing prosecution.

'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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Father, son not guilty of assault after using baseball bat, gun, cable ties

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman A father and son who used a baseball bat, unloaded gun, and cable ties against a gang of youths outside their Canberra home have been cleared by a jury after claiming self-defence.

ACT police officer guilty of accessing child porn, but acquitted of molesting boy

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Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus A decorated ACT police officer has been found guilty of accessing child pornography online, but cleared of molesting a young boy in his care and using the child to produce child exploitation material.

Getaway driver given suspended jail sentence

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Michael Inman The getaway driver in two knife-point robberies will spend no time behind bars.

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.

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.

David Eastman's bail conditions tightened by ACT Supreme Court

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Michael Inman Accused cop killer David Eastman has had his bail conditions temporarily tightened, despite asking a Canberra court to relax them.

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.

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.

Man pleads guilty to masturbating in front of Kippax shoppers

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Michael Inman A Hackett man has pleaded guilty to masturbating in front of shocked shoppers in a northside store last year.

Hume drug lab accused Stanley Hou could face more charges, court hears

Stanley Hou could face more charges.

Michael Inman A Lyneham man linked to a commercial-grade drug lab in Canberra’s south could face more charges, a court has heard.