WATCH: Terrifying moment shots are fired into SE Qld home

POLICE have released CCTV vision of the moment several shots were fired into a house in Brisbane whilst four people were inside.

The terrifying incident unfolded on Duncombe Street in Durack, just before 11.00pm last night.

Detectives said a vehicle, believed to be a dark coloured Holden Commodore, drove past the home with a passenger firing six shots into the house.

Four people were inside at the time the shots were fired, but luckily, they managed to escape unharmed.

A crime scene has been established at the home with investigations now underway.

Police are appealing for anyone in the area who witnessed the dark coloured Holden Commodore (possibly a Maloo version) or suspicious activity around the time of the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



Police Tape

Police uncover elaborate drug lab in Qld unit

POLICE have uncovered a large drug laboratory during the search of a unit in Mackay.

Detectives swarmed on the Mount Pleasant apartment just after 5.00pm on Saturday, where they discovered equipment and chemicals allegedly being used in the production of methylamphetamine.

A crime scene was established, with officers from the Illicit Laboratory Investigation Team deployed to the property to dismantle the set-up today.

Police said a search of a nearby car also allegedly uncovered a sawn off rifle, a pistol, taser, a quantity of dangerous drugs, restricted medication and stolen property.

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A 35-year-old man has since been charged with three counts each of possessing restricted drugs and possessing dangerous drugs; and one count each of possessing a ‘Category H’ weapon, possessing a ‘Category R’ weapon, possessing explosives (ammunition), possessing a shortened firearm and possessing tainted property.

Investigations into the illicit laboratory are continuing.


Woman killed in horror crash on New England Highway

A woman has died in a horror crash in the NSW Hunter Region.

The accident happened just after 4.00pm yesterday, on the New England Highway at Wingen.

Police said that upon arrival at the scene, officers found a Hyundai i30 had veered off an overpass and landed on railway lines below.

Despite desperate attempts by paramedics, the driver, a woman aged in her late 60s, died at the scene.

A brief will be prepared for the Coroner.



House Fire

Woman charged with arson after allegedly setting unit on fire

A WOMAN has been charged over the ferocious fire which forced the evacuation of several units at Coopers Plains yesterday.

Around 3.50pm, police and emergency services rushed to the Cromer Street address after receiving reports a unit was engulfed in flames.

Nearby units were evacuated as a precaution before firies managed to extinguish the blaze a short time later.

The unit, along with several other neighbouring properties sustained extensive damage.

Following investigations, a 26-year-old woman was arrested this morning and has been charged with one count each of arson and endangering property by fire.

She was refused police bail and is expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Dollar Money

CommBank ditches ATM withdrawal fees

The Commonwealth Bank says it is making a change to “benefit many Australians”, after announcing it will scrap all ATM withdrawal fees.

But not everyone is convinced.

Even non-CommBank customers won’t be charged a withdrawal fee when they take cash out at any of the bank’s 3,400 ATMs across Australia.

“Australians have complained for some time about being charged fees for using another bank’s ATM,” Matt Comyn, Group Executive, Retail Banking Services, said in a statement.

The move is expected to save Australians around $500million, after RBA data showed that last year people made more than 250 million ATM withdrawals from banks other than their own.

“We have been listening to consumer groups and our customers and understand that there’s a need to make changes that benefit all Australians, no matter who they bank with,” Mr Comyn said.

“We think this change will benefit many Australians and hopefully demonstrate our willingness to listen and act on customer feedback.”

It will excludes Bankwest ATMs and customers using overseas cards.

People took to social media to discuss the move, with some welcoming it, while current CommBank customers aren’t seeing the benefit.

They believe it is actually reason to switch banks, as non-CommBank customers are the ones who will be better off.