Girl, 15, hit and killed by out-of-control car

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl has died after she and a friend were mowed down by an out-of-control car in Adelaide’s south.

It happened on Morphett Road at Glengowrie just before 10pm on Saturday, police said.

It’s understood a white Lamborghini mounted the kerb at speed and struck two teenage girls standing on the footpath before smashing into a restaurant.

The girls were treated by paramedics but sadly, despite their best efforts, one of them – a 15-year-old from Seaview Downs – could not be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second girl from Richmond, also 15, was rushed to the Flinders Medical Centre in a serious condition.

The driver of the Lamborghini – a 37-year-old man from Elizabeth North – was arrested at the scene and has since been charged with causing death and injury by dangerous driving.

He was released on bail and is due to appear in Adelaide Magistrates Court on July 31.


Hostage hooks out of SA pig shed

A backpacker held hostage in a South Australian pig shed used a hook to free herself from the shackles and signal for help, sparking a police investigation to track her down.

Davine, was kidnapped, raped and held hostage for two days in hobby farmer Gene Charles Bristow’s pig shed on his regional property in 2017.

The 54-year-old man lured Davine to his farm in Meningie, 150km southeast of Adelaide, after he answered a Gumtree advertisement she posted in search of work.

He took her to his shed, checked her arms, legs and feet for signs of drug use before he assaulted her.

“I was struggling and then he put something against my back and I thought it was over,” she said behind tears to 60 Minutes on Sunday.

“Then I gave up because he would just shoot me. You don’t want to die somewhere, not like that. Not there in the middle of nowhere.”

Davine was shackled in chains and told to strip naked.

He threatened to shoot her and told fake stories about police corruption and his involvement in a kidnapping ring.

“I thought, “This is it. I’m not getting out of here. I’m going to die,” she said.

But Davine found little hooks in the broken fridge and used them to break free of the shackles and turned on her laptop to send messages online to friends to contact police.

Her friend Echo responded to Davine and told police her friend was missing.

Within 10 minutes of police finding out, officers began the search to find her.

Police pulled Bristow over in a routine check but had nothing to hold him.

He raced back to the pig shed, freed Davine and took her to a motel telling her to go home.

Police spotted the backpacker and took her to safety.

Her attacker’s son David said his father should “rot in hell”.

“When someone in your life has been so normal … and then this happens, it really blows your mind and just makes you wonder has it happened before?

“He’s dead to me.”

As for her friend that sparked the police investigation: “She’s like a hero for me”.

Bristow was sentenced in May to 18 years in jail with a non-parole period of 12 years and six months.

© AAP 2019

Speeding P-platers banned from driving for six months

A P-PLATER has been banned from driving for six months after he was allegedly clocked travelling at more than 100km/h over the speed limit in South Australia.

The 28-year-old man was allegedly nabbed in a Holden Commodore sedan, travelling at a staggering  201km/h along the Horrocks Highway at Barinia, north of Clare, about 9.30pm on Friday.

The reading is the highest recorded on South Australian roads this year.

The driver from Parafield Gardens was fined for speeding and breaching the conditions of his provisional licence.

He also received an immediate loss of licence for six months.

Source: South Australia Police

Meanwhile, in NSW, 19-year-old man also had his licence torn up after he was allegedly clocked speeding on the NSW Central Coast on Saturday morning.

The teen was allegedly nabbed in a BMW sedan, travelling at 161km/h in a 110 zone on the M1 Motorway at Somersby.

He was fined $2435 for exceeding the speed limit by over 45km/h and had his licence suspended on-the-spot for six months.

Source: NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol Command

SA man sold cannabis-infused fairy floss

A SOUTH Australian man who made and sold cannabis-infused fairy floss, Nutella and lip balm says he was using the proceeds to pay his mortgage.

Jamie Stephen Woodward ran a business named Kronfectionary and sold the illegal products through a Facebook page.

District Court Judge Wayne Chivell said this week the operation was sophisticated but an act of stupidity rather than seriously corrupt behaviour.

He handed Goddard a wholly suspended 18-month jail term and a $1000 good behaviour bond, after the 32-year-old pleaded guilty to manufacturing, possessing and trafficking charges.

Judge Chivell said police raided Woodward’s house last year and seized about 11 kilograms of illegal goods.

“The products offered for sale and seized included lip balm, cookies, lollies, Nutella and other spreads and chocolate products infused with cannabis oil,” he said.

Police also found a fairy floss machine with traces of cannabis on it, and bulk quantities of spreads, glycerine, food colouring and chocolate syrup.

Nearly $13,000 worth of cannabis food items were logged in sales records, but other partly completed invoices indicated the business was turning over “substantially more”.

Woodward, who lost his job because of a back injury, told police he was using some of the proceeds to pay his mortgage, but Judge Chivell said he treated his dealings with cannabis as a joke.

“More precisely, something of an in-joke with other cannabis users,” he said.

He said Woodward developed a menu, used advertising and marketing, had his customers pay by electronic funds transfer and provided tracking numbers when parcels were dispatched.

© AAP 2019


Man shot dead after threatening self-harm and lunging at police with knife

A YOUNG man has been shot dead by police after allegedly threatening self-harm and lunging at officers with a knife in South Australia.

Police were called to reports of the 20-year-old man threatening to harm himself at a home in Seaton, in Adelaide’s west, early on Saturday morning.

Officers rushed to the home but were unable to find the man when they arrived.

After conducting an extensive search of the area, an officer located the man in a car on Green Avenue.

“As the officer approached to speak with the man, he got out of the front passenger seat allegedly armed with a knife and made threats towards him,” SA Police said in a statement.

“The police officer retreated and negotiated with the man to drop the knife however he refused and advanced towards him.”

That’s when police said the officer drew his gun and shot the man in the chest.

The 20-year-old was treated by police and paramedics at the scene before being rushed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital where he died.

Two women who were allegedly in the car with the man at the time are assisting police with their inquiries.

SA Police’s Internal Investigation Section has been tasked to probe all circumstances surrounding the shooting, while officers involved in the incident are receiving support from Employee Assistance Section.

Investigators remained at the scene on Saturday afternoon.

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