Intruder

Stalker allegedly tried raping woman in chilling sex attack

AN alleged stalker has been arrested and charged after allegedly breaking into a woman’s home and trying to rape her in a chilling attack in Brisbane’s south.

The 53-year-old woman was in the loungeroom of her Harlen Road home at Salisbury when police say a stranger burst through the front door about 12.05am on Saturday.

The intruder allegedly grabbed the woman by her throat and forced her to sit in a lounge chair, police said.

“She (the woman) has yelled for help and other residents have come to her assistance,” Queensland Police said in a statement.

“The man ran from the house and was seen to get into a vehicle.”

“One of the residents recorded the registration number and a short time later police located a man in the vehicle nearby.”

The 41-year-old Salisbury man, who police confirmed was a stranger to the woman, was arrested and has since been charged with entering a dwelling with intent, assault with intent to commit rape, and unlawful stalking.

He is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.

Although left shaken after the terrifying incident, the 53-year-old woman was not physically injured.

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Appeal over 1970s Queensland triple murder

WITNESSES to the unsolved shooting murders of three young travellers in Queensland more than 40 years ago have been urged to contact police as part of a fresh appeal for information.

The bodies of Gordon Twaddle, 21, Karen Edwards, 22, and 31-year-old Timothy Thompson were discovered close to the dry bed of Spear Creek near Mount Isa in October 1978.

Autopsies revealed the trio had been shot in the head with a .22 bullet.

They had travelled to Mount Isa from the Northern Territory by motorcycle and planned to travel down the east coast to meet family in Melbourne at Christmas.

Along the way, they met a man and were seen with him in a brown and white Toyota Landcruiser leaving Moondarra Caravan Park.

It was the last time they were seen alive.

“We have reviewed thousands of pieces of information,” cold case detective Tara Kentwell said on Saturday.

“However, today we are launching a fresh appeal to encourage new witnesses and those who have already spoken to police to make contact with us.

“We are particularly interested in speaking with anyone who may have seen a male motorcyclist who befriended the group and joined them on their travels between Frewena and Mount Isa.”

The victim’s dental records were distributed nation-wide, but police are still searching for the offenders.

A $250,000 reward remains on offer for information, with police hopeful the fresh appeal will lead to a breakthrough.

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Hospital staff ‘stabbed’ in violent attack

UPDATE at 5:00 PM | A MAN has been charged after allegedly stabbing a security guard and a wardsman at a hospital south of Brisbane.

The violent scenes erupted inside Logan Hospital about 5.20am on Saturday.

In a statement on Saturday afternoon, Queensland Police confirmed a 23-year-old man had been charged over the attack.

It’s alleged the man first assaulted a security guard before stabbing a second guard and a wardsman as they tried to restrain him.

The male staffers, aged 21 and 51, both sustained stab wounds to their knees, police said.

The 23-year-old man was sedated and placed under police guard following the attack.

He has since been charged with three counts of common assault and two counts of wounding and is due to appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Monday.

FIRST at 11:30 AM | A MAN has been sedated and is under police guard after allegedly stabbing two people at a hospital south of Brisbane.

The violent scenes unfolded inside Logan Hospital about 5am on Saturday.

It’s understood a male patient stabbed two people, believed to be a wardsman and a security guard, with a sharp object.

The wardsman was reportedly stabbed in the leg, while the guard was reportedly knifed in the thigh.

Thankfully, their injuries are not life-threatening.

The man who attacked the pair is believed to have voluntarily attended the hospital for treatment before lashing out.

It is not known what kind of weapon was used in the attack.

The man, whose age is not known, has been sedated and is under police guard in hospital.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and are expected to speak with the man later today.

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Vote Election

#NSWVotes: Polling booth reopens after sudden death

UPDATE at 2:45 PM | A VOTING centre has reopened on the NSW Central Coast following an earlier sudden death.

Polling booths at Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College’s The Entrance Campus were closed after a man, believed to be aged in his 80s, collapsed and died on Saturday morning.

The man is believed to have suffered a medical incident before collapsing about 11.15am.

Sadly, the elderly man could not be saved and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Long Jetty voting centre was temporarily closed until paramedics had left the site but had reopened by early afternoon.

NSW Police confirmed the incident and said the sudden death was not being treated as suspicious.

More than four million people are expected to cast their vote at the more than 2200 polling booths across the state today.

Over 1.3 million people have already made their decision and voted early.

Polling booths close at 6pm.

FIRST at 1:30 PM | AN elderly man has tragically died after collapsing at a polling booth on the NSW Central Coast.

The incident happened at Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, The Entrance Campus in Long Jetty.

It’s understood the man, believed to be aged in his 80s, collapsed at a polling booth shortly before midday.

Sadly, the elderly man could not be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene.

His death is believed to have been the result of a medical condition.

The voting booth has been closed and it is not known if it will be reopened.

Voters are being urged to attend a nearby booth at Brooke Avenue Public School instead.

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One dead after cars, motorbike collide

A MAN has been killed in a shocking crash between a motorbike and two cars in the NSW Hunter Valley.

It happened on the New England Highway near Whittingham shortly before 7.30pm on Friday.

Sadly, NSW Police said the 50-year-old man riding the motorbike died from his injuries at the scene.

All southbound lanes of the highway were closed at the Golden Highway while the scene was examined.

Northbound traffic was reduced to a single lane, while southbound traffic was diverted.

The Crash Investigation Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision.

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