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Popular craft beer recalled over injury fears

Moon Dog Brewing has issued a precautionary recall for its “Son of a Plum” bottles over fears the beer cap could cause injury to the user.

The company alerted customers to the recall in a post on Facebook over the weekend.

“Please be advised that we are conducting a precautionary product recall for Son of a Plum bottles” they wrote.

“This product may have experienced a secondary fermentation in the bottle causing excessive carbonation and a risk that removal of the bottle cap could potentially result in injury.”

The affected bottles have a best before date of 15/08/2019, 16/08/2019 and 06/09/2019.

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They have been available for sale at Dan Murphy’s, pubs, clubs, hotels and bottle shops in NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC, TAS, SA, WA.

“Customers should not open the bottles and should instead return the product to the place of purchase, or to the Moon Dog brewery, for a full refund.”

Police issue ‘urgent warning’ over romance scam after man charged

QUEENSLAND police have issued an urgent warning following an investigation which has uncovered a disturbing development in an online romance scam.

It comes after officers from the Financial and Cyber Crime Group charged a 32-year-old Durack man overnight, after he allegedly defrauded a woman he met on social media of more than $200,000.

The victim, a 34-year-old Brisbane woman, contacted police after becoming suspicious of the man, who claimed to be a United States soldier.

“It is alleged the victim befriended a man on a social media platform in October 2018. Over the course of the following months the victim was groomed into believing the stories provided by the criminal and formed an online romantic relationship,” Qld police said.

“The victim sent over $200,000 to the “U.S Soldier” via a series of transfers through a money transfer service.”

Detective Superintendent Terry Lawrence said that while this is becoming more and more frequent, it’s “what came next that caused us concern.”

“The concerning twist is that the offender travelled to the victim’s home to obtain more money, this time over $105,000,” Detective Lawrence said.

“Yesterday detectives conducted a tactical operation which lead to the interception and arrest of the offender whilst he was attempting to induce the victim to hand over more money.”

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The 32-year-old man was charged with one count each of fraud and attempted fraud, however investigations are ongoing.

The man is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today.

The incident has prompted police to warn people about the scam, which is common worldwide.

“The U.S Army Criminal Investigation Command receives hundreds of complaints a month from people who find themselves involved in an online relationship with someone purporting to be a U.S Soldier,” police said.

“Usually the offenders interaction with the victim is all online so this further step of traveling to the victim’s home is certainly something we need the public to hear and be warned of today.

“I encourage anyone using social media platforms to develop friendships or relationships online to maintain control at all times. I know emotions may make that harder but arm yourself with the knowledge that these scams are occurring to everyday members of the community like you.”

Police hunt alleged sex attacker

POLICE have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak with after a woman was sexually assaulted while walking through Surfers Paradise last month.

The 22-year-old victim was walking along The Esplanade when she was assaulted near Eileen Peters Park shortly after midnight on Wednesday December 12.

It’s alleged the woman was approached by a man who police said “grabbed her inappropriately” before walking into a toilet block nearby.

Police today released CCTV vision of the man with the hope someone may recognise him.

He is described as being Caucasian in appearance and having a solid build and short beard.

The man was wearing navy blue pants and shirt, a black baseball cap and sandy coloured work boots.

Anyone who has any information is urged to come forward and call Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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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.

Cute alert! Rare bilby triplets, koala joeys born at Dreamworld

DREAMWORLD has welcomed the pitter patter of many tiny paws to its wildlife precinct this summer, with the birth of 10 adorable koala joeys and rare bilby triplets.

The new baby koalas are around 8-9 months old and started venturing out of their mums’ pouches about a month ago.

Dreamworld says the adorable balls of fur are enjoying “riding around on mum’s back, taking long snoozes and sampling the ample gum leaves in their purpose-built koala home”.

The Coomera theme park hosts one of the largest koala colonies in the world with a total of 61 koalas, which all play a role in the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation’s wild koala conservation initiatives.

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Guests can now get a glimpse of the cute new arrivals at the Dreamworld Corroboree.

In a rare occurrence, three female bilbies have also been born to the one mum and will become part of the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation’s collaboration with the Save the Bilby Fund’s release program into a fenced area at Curruwinya National Park.

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The 3-month-old bilby triplets have boosted Dreamworld’s bilby population to 14 in total.

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The first two celebs heading into the South African Jungle have been revealed!

The first two people heading into the South African jungle for the latest season of I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! have been revealed.

The reality show confirmed on social media on Monday that Gogglebox stars Angie Kent and Yvie Jones will venture into the camp.

The best friends said they were looking forward to the adventure, but admitted it was a little strange to have the roles reversed.

“I cannot believe we have spent four seasons watching, laughing and commentating on this show from inside our living room and now we will be the ones being laughed at!” Yvie said.

“I am a massive fan of watching celebrities do absurd things in the jungle but I never thought I would be one of those people doing it. I cannot wait to get up close and personal with Lady JMO and Dr Chris!” Angie commented.

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! premieres Sunday 13 January on 10 and 10 play.