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‘Dead man walking’: Italy’s top mafia hunter warns of Australian crime links
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‘Dead man walking’: Italy’s top mafia hunter warns of Australian crime links

As anti-mafia prosecutor Nicola Gratteri readies for Italy’s biggest crime trial in decades, he says the ’Ndrangheta are “very present” in Australia.

  • by Carrie-Anne Greenbank

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Father charged with manslaughter after three-year-old drowns in storm drain

Father charged with manslaughter after three-year-old drowns in storm drain

The 27-year-old Townsville man was charged with various offences after the girl died in hospital and a two-year-old was found wandering alone on Saturday.

  • by Toby Crockford
Next level of DNA analysis allows police to build picture of suspects
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Next level of DNA analysis allows police to build picture of suspects

Detectives on serious crime cases might develop a list of hundreds of people of interest but can now whittle that down with gender, ancestry, eye colour and hair colour.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Loner, pilot, barbecue-lover - mystery swirls around accused killer
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Loner, pilot, barbecue-lover - mystery swirls around accused killer

The detectives who spoke to Greg Lynn about missing campers Carol Clay and Russell Hill last month had never met him, but they had already built a psychological profile of the suspect.

  • by John Silvester
Police raid 14 properties, arrest two men over $7 million tobacco heist

Police raid 14 properties, arrest two men over $7 million tobacco heist

Police believe their operation has smashed a major crime syndicate connected to the theft of more than $7 million worth of cigarettes.

  • by Cameron Houston
Man charged after alleged train attack that included 11-month-old victim

Man charged after alleged train attack that included 11-month-old victim

A man has been charged after he allegedly assaulted eight people, one as young as 11-months-old, and then two police officers after a violent attack on a Brisbane train on Sunday. 

  • by Cloe Read
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Seven children rescued as police bust international child exploitation ring

Seven children rescued as police bust international child exploitation ring

A Brisbane man who was sending money to Thailand and the Philippines to facilitate the sexual abuse of children has been jailed.

  • by Cloe Read
Search team tight-lipped after discovery of human remains near Dargo

Search team tight-lipped after discovery of human remains near Dargo

Police found the human remains in remote bushland after hours of sifting through dirt in a painstaking search for missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay.

  • by Erin Pearson and Marta Pascual Juanola
Police search three Sydney properties over Revelle Balmain disappearance

Police search three Sydney properties over Revelle Balmain disappearance

Ms Balmain, then aged 22, was last seen in the Kingsford area November 5, 1994, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, and is believed to have been killed. 

  • by Daniella White and Sarah McPhee
Earthmoving equipment, anthropologist assist in search for missing campers

Earthmoving equipment, anthropologist assist in search for missing campers

Heavy-duty earthmoving equipment has arrived at the site where detectives are searching for the remains of missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay.

  • by Erin Pearson
Police employ new tech to stop DV offenders evading interstate orders

Police employ new tech to stop DV offenders evading interstate orders

Queensland police can now access critical information for domestic violence jobs, including interstate protection orders, as part of Australian-first technology rolled out to officers, but there are warnings it may not be enough to help victims. 

  • by Cloe Read