ACT News


Police seek missing man

Police are searching for a missing 23-year-old man, who was last seen near Quick Street in Campbell.

Sydney man Matthew Curry was in Canberra for a number of days for work. He was staying at a motel near the Belconnen Soccer Club.

It is understood Mr Curry was last seen near the Sobering Up Shelter on Quick Street at Ainslie Village about 4.30am on Friday.

He is described as 165 centimetres tall, with shaved blonde hair, a fair complexion, and blue eyes.

He was wearing a high visibility vest, with a logo reading ''OK Steel Fixing'', and blue Billabong board shorts and black thongs. Police are urging anyone who has seen Mr Curry to contact ACT Policing Operations on 131-444.

On bail again

A WOMAN previously found guilty of eight breaches of bail and seven assaults has avoided being detained after breaking her bail conditions again.


The ACT Magistrates Court on Saturday heard Melanie Therese Chatfield, aged 29 of Kambah, was on bail conditions so onerous it was like a house arrest at the time she was found at the Woden Interchange not accompanied by her mother.

The prosecution, who opposed bail, said Chatfield had outstanding charges against her, including three assault charges.

While noting Chatfield's terrible history of failing to appear in court, magistrate Lorraine Walker said she granted bail because the detention to wait for the outstanding matters to be resolved would be lengthy.

Cameras wrecked

A FLOREY man will appear in ACT Magistrates Court in the coming weeks after being charged with destroying $600 worth of security cameras at a person's home. The prosecution told the court Benjamin John Elliott, 33, wrecked the cameras and kicked in a flyscreen on a house following a dispute with another person about a motor vehicle.

Bike accident

AMBULANCE officers treated a 20-year-old male for a back injury following a motorcycle accident on Commonwealth Ave, Parkes at 10.32am on Saturday.The patient was taken to Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

Motorcycle crash

A 22-year-old was rushed to hospital in a serious condition after crashing his motorcycle on a rural road in the ACT's west on Saturday.

The man was involved in a single motorcycle accident at Brindabella Road at Coree, before 3.53pm. Intensive care paramedics were called to the scene and treated the man for abdominal injuries and suspected fractures. He was taken to The Canberra Hospital in a serious condition.