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Mercedes stolen in terrifying Sunnybank carjacking, 5 teens charged

FIVE teenagers have been charged after they allegedly threatened a man with a hammer and knife before stealing his car in Sunnybank yesterday.

The terrifying carjacking happened about 2.00pm, when a man stopped his vehicle in Mulgowie Street.

“The man was approached by four males who threatened him with a hammer and knife and demanded the keys to his car,” Qld police said in a statement.

“The man complied and the boys fled in the car, a Mercedes-Benz E400.”

A few hours later, the stolen car crashed into a parked car in Acacia Ridge, with the teens running from the vehicle.

Two of them were found nearby by police, with another two taking off in a stolen Mitsubishi Magna which was being driven by a fifth teenager.

POLAIR was called in to track the car, which came to a stop on a rural property at Darlington around 5.45pm.

Three teens were taken into custody at the scene.

All five young men, two aged 16, two aged 17 and one aged 18, have since been charged with armed robbery and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

Man collapses and dies while being arrested after fleeing Sydney hospital

A CRITICAL incident team has been tasked to investigate the death of a man who collapsed and died while being arrested by police in Sydney’s inner-west.

The 30-year-old man was being held at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital under the Mental Health Act and allegedly escaped the facility shortly before 1.30pm on Sunday.

Police were called and found the man on Carillon Avenue at Newtown a short time later.

It’s understood officers tried to arrest the man but he resisted and collapsed on the street.

He was rushed back to hospital where sadly, he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

A critical incident team has been sent to the scene to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The investigation will be subject to an independent review.

No further information was available at the time of writing.

A report will be prepared for Coroner.

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

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

Man struck and killed by cargo train

A MAN has tragically died after being hit by a cargo train in Western Australia.

The man was struck at Kalgoorlie, around 600km east of Perth, around 1.45am on Sunday.

The freight train was headed northeast and reportedly struck the man near the Piccadilly Street crossing.

Sadly, the man sustained life-threatening injuries and died at the scene.

Perth Now reports the man is believed to be a 28-year-old local from Lamington.

He was still yet to be formally identified on Sunday morning.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

P-plater lucky to be alive after flipping car while trying to avoid RBT site

A YOUNG man on his P-plates is lucky to be alive after losing control of his car and flipping it into a pole while allegedly trying to avoid an RBT site in Sydney’s Inner West.

Officers had stopped the 19-year-old at the breath testing site on Parramatta Road at Homebush around 1.40am on Saturday when all of a sudden, the driver sped off.

Officers gave chase but were forced to terminate the pursuit a short time later due to safety reasons.

The 19-year-old allegedly accelerated west along Parramatta Road before losing control of his car at the intersection of Bombay Street at Lidcombe.

The vehicle ploughed through a brick fence, took out a light pole and smashed into three vehicles at a car dealership before flipping and coming to rest on its side near a traffic light.

Miraculously, the driver escaped serious injury.

The 19-year-old allegedly tried running away from the scene but was arrested by officers from the Public Order and Riot Squad a short distance away.

He was taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment to minor injuries and will be subjected to mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

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

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

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Boy shot by police after allegedly being attacked by his father charged with ‘acts intended to cause harm’

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy who was allegedly attacked by his father before being shot in the chest by police at the family home at Ipswich, west of Brisbane has been charged with trying to stab his dad.

Police were called to reports of a domestic violence-related incident at the family home on Danube Street at Springfield just before 2.30pm on Wednesday.

It’s understood the boy’s mother had called police after her teenage son allegedly armed himself with a knife following an alteration with his 43-year-old father.

It’s alleged the 43-year-old had seriously assaulted his son during the altercation around 2pm.

The boy then allegedly threatened his father and tried stabbing him with the knife, police said.

Detective Superintendent Brian Swan said officers were met by the teen wielding a knife at the scene.

“On arrival police took up with the family members there and on trying to enter the house were confronted by a young person, a 16-year-old male armed with a knife,” he said.

“The police officers drew their firearms and the young person was shot once, we believe.”

The boy was rushed to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious but stable condition with a gunshot wound to his chest.

He has since been released and was formally charged with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm on Saturday.

His father was arrested and charged with three counts of assault occasioning bodily harm on Friday.

An Ethical Standards Command investigation probing the actions of the police officers involved in the incident is continuing.