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‘There’s no way he would have been doing that by himself’

‘There’s no way he would have been doing that by himself’

Missing Belgian backpacker’s cousin suspects another person was involved in his disappearance.

  • by Harriet Alexander

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Stabbing of policeman in Sydney pub was impossible to predict, inquest told

Stabbing of policeman in Sydney pub was impossible to predict, inquest told

Suspected child sex offender Nick Newman, 33, was shot dead after stabbing a detective during an attempted arrest at Maroubra in January 2018.

  • by Georgina Mitchell
Inquest to probe four hiking deaths in two years at ‘harsh, remote’ Mount Augustus

Inquest to probe four hiking deaths in two years at ‘harsh, remote’ Mount Augustus

There have been seven deaths in the Mount Augustus National park since 2004, all between September and February.

  • by Holly Thompson
Detective did not know man who later stabbed him was found with ‘kill knives’, inquest told

Detective did not know man who later stabbed him was found with ‘kill knives’, inquest told

Detective Sergeant John Breda almost died after being stabbed by suspected child sex offender Nick Newman on Australia Day in 2018.

  • by Georgina Mitchell
Danny Whitton had ‘suboptimal medical care’ before death in custody, inquest finds

Danny Whitton had ‘suboptimal medical care’ before death in custody, inquest finds

Danny Whitton, 25, a Wanaruah man, died after ingesting paracetamol at Junee Correctional Centre in 2015.

  • by Georgina Mitchell
Coroner urges cultural awareness training for WA Police after inquest into Swan River drownings

Coroner urges cultural awareness training for WA Police after inquest into Swan River drownings

A coroner has found police acted appropriately during a chase that led to the death of two teenage boys when they tried to flee across the Swan River near Maylands.

  • by Holly Thompson
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Suspected child sex offender was ‘unstable’ and avoiding police before stabbing, inquest told

Suspected child sex offender was ‘unstable’ and avoiding police before stabbing, inquest told

Nick Newman was shot dead by two detectives on Australia Day in 2018 after he stabbed an investigator during an attempted arrest.

  • by Georgina Mitchell
Offender was writing his will and having a beer when police tried to arrest him, inquest told

Offender was writing his will and having a beer when police tried to arrest him, inquest told

Police officers discussed arresting Nick Newman, who was wanted for child sexual abuse, in a group chat called SEAL Team. When they pounced, he pulled out a knife.

  • by Georgina Mitchell
Toddler died of flu complications after ‘missed opportunities’ in hospital care, coroner finds

Toddler died of flu complications after ‘missed opportunities’ in hospital care, coroner finds

Caitlin Cruz, 3, died at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in 2016. Her parents have called for changes to be made so such a death does not happen again.

  • by Georgina Mitchell
‘Gordon was deeply loved’: family of man last seen by police mourn their loss

‘Gordon was deeply loved’: family of man last seen by police mourn their loss

The body of missing 22-year-old Aboriginal man Gordon Copeland was found in a river outside Moree last week. His family say they are devastated by his death.

  • by Cameron Gooley
‘I’m scared ... the other guy’s going to kill me. I don’t want to die’

‘I’m scared ... the other guy’s going to kill me. I don’t want to die’

Holding a bloody knife, 19-year-old Dean Webber calls triple-0, his voice frantic with fear. Moments later, two men would be killed at an Alva Beach home in north Qld.

  • by Cloe Read