17th September 06:53 PM
89 people charged with a total of 86 counts of separate incidents of serious crimes in May
By Naveel Krishant
Friday 07/06/2019

There were 89 people charged with a total of 86 counts of separate incidents of serious crimes in May.

The offences were 2 counts of murder, 2 counts of  manslaughter, there were 18 cases of  aggravated robbery , 1 count of robbery, 15 cases of aggravated burglary, 1 case of burglary, 19 counts of theft, 8 cases of assault causing actual bodily harm, 4 cases of acts with intent to cause grievous harm, 2 charges of arson, 5 counts of unlawful cultivation of illicit drugs, 4 counts of unlawful possession of illicit drugs, 1 case of attempted export of illicit drugs, 2 counts of driving occasioning grievous bodily harm , 1 case of dangerous driving and one count of careless driving.

According to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions ,  of the 89 accused persons, 6 were juveniles and 2 were police officers.

A 21‑year‑old woman was charged with the murder of her newborn child while in another incident, a 21‑year‑old man was charged with the murder of his de facto partner’s 2‑year‑old daughter.

There were 50 victims of the 89 counts of separate incidents.

A 50‑year‑old police officer was charged with dangerous driving while a 28‑year‑old police officer was charged with careless driving.

A 28‑year‑old man was charged with the manslaughter of a 52‑year‑old man. The accused allegedly assaulted the victim after a party which led to his death. Both the accused and victim were heavily intoxicated at the time of the incident.

In another incident, a 54‑year‑old man was charged with manslaughter for allegedly causing an accident which resulted in the death of a 27‑year‑old woman. The accused was allegedly intoxicated at the time of the incident.

There was one incident where a 26‑year‑old woman was charged for assaulting her 60‑yearold father which caused him actual bodily harm. There were two other incidents where a 29‑year‑old and a 51‑year‑old man were charged with assault causing actual bodily harm to their 21 and 35‑year‑old wives.

Five juveniles were charged with aggravated burglary and theft while one juvenile was charged with unlawful cultivation of 17.5 kilograms of marijuana.

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