Court

Rugby League ‘Immortal’ Graeme Langlands charged with child sex offences

It has been revealed that Australian Rugby League Immortal Graeme Langlands has been charged with historical child sex offences.

There are reports the 76-year-old was charged earlier this month with six counts of indecent dealing with a girl under 16.

The offences are alleged to have occurred on the Gold Coast over 30 years ago.

The matter was mentioned in a Brisbane Court this morning where it was adjourned to next week.

Langlands, who is suffering from dementia, is currently living in a nursing home in NSW.

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NSW man charged after girl allegedly sexually assaulted in car

A MAN has been charged over the alleged aggravated sexual assault of a young girl known to him.

The 24-year-old was arrested by detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad at Bankstown Police Station yesterday.

Officers will allege in court that the man, who knew the 15-year-old girl through friends, sexually assaulted her in a car at Bankstown earlier this year.

He has been charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault – victim under 16 years of age.

The man was refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court today.

 

Emergency

Man airlifted to hospital after falling 60m from cliff in NSW

A man has been airlifted to hospital after falling 60 metres from rocks in the Blue Mountains.

About 12.30am today, police said a group of friends had been socialising at the Yellow Rock Lookout when the accident occurred.

“A 20-year-old man appears to have fallen about 60 metres from one of the cliff faces whilst ‘rock hopping’” NSW police said in a statement.

“Members of the group searched for the man whilst others contacted emergency services.”

Emergency crews arrived on scene and were able to make their way down to the man with ropes.

However, due to his serious condition, an Ambulance helicopter was called in to transport him to Westmead Hospital.

The man remains in hospital where he is undergoing treatment for a fractured neck and large amount of bruising and grazing.

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Toddlers found safe after being taken from Sunshine Coast home

UPDATE @ November 23, 8.45am: TWO young children have been found safe and well after they were taken from a home at Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast.

Police confirmed the youngsters were found around 7.30am overnight.

“Police have located two young children safe and well following an incident at a home in Beerwah on November 21.”

Investigations into the incident are continuing.

EARLIER @ November 22, 9.45am: POLICE are urgently appealing for help to locate a 1-year-old boy and 3-year-old girl who were abducted from a home at Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast yesterday.

It’s understood that around 9.30am, four to six people – including two women and two men, stormed into a home on Greber Road and assaulted a 31-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman.

“Police will allege the two adult occupants of the house were threatened by the group before the woman was struck on the head with a metal pole, sustaining a laceration to her head that required hospital treatment,” officers said in a statement.

The two young children, a three-year-old girl and her one-year-old brother, were then taken by the group.

Police say the identities of those involved are known to police, however officers have been unable to locate them to check on the safety and welfare of the children.

It is possible they may have been taken to the Toowoomba area.

Both missing children are described as Aboriginal with slim builds, brown hair and brown eyes.

One of the women allegedly involved is described as a 30-year-old Aboriginal woman, approximately 159cms tall with a slim build, brown hair and brown eyes.

One of the women allegedly involved is described as a 49-year-old Aboriginal woman, approximately 150cms tall with a solid build, dark brown hair and brown eyes.

One of the men allegedly involved is described as a 17-year-old Aboriginal man, approximately 155cms tall with a slim build, short black hair and brown eyes.

Police say all involved are known to each other.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Policelink on 131 444.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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REVEALED: The Today Show’s new co-host has been announced!

Long-time TODAY Show viewers will be seeing a familiar face back on their TV screens, with much-loved presenter Georgie Gardner confirmed as the breakfast show’s new co-host.

TODAY revealed the much-anticipated news via social media on Thursday.

“We’re very excited to announce Georgie Gardner is coming back to TODAY! Welcome home, Georgie!” the breakfast program tweeted.

Gardner will be replacing Lisa Wilkinson, who announced her departure from the show in October after failing to reach a deal on a new contract.

Wilkinson, who will be joining Network 10 from next year, was one of the first people to congratulate Georgie on the role.

Ms Gardner told NINE she was “deeply honoured and grateful” to be returning after three years away from the breakfast program.