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Man’s body found in burnt-out 44 gallon drum at back of house in Qld

UPDATE AT 2.45PM: Police say they are treating the death of a man whose body was reportedly found in a burnt-out barrel in the backyard of a Queensland home as non suspicious.

Detectives confirm they have set up a crime scene at the Crestbrook Drive home in Morayfield, north of Brisbane, following the discovery of the man’s burnt body in a 44 gallon drum just after 1pm on Monday.

Dozens of emergency personnel are at the scene, however police say initial investigations indicated the man’s death was not suspicious.

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FIRST AT 2.20PM: Emergency services have swooped on a house north of Brisbane where the body of a man has reportedly been found in a burnt-out barrel.

It’s understood the man’s body was found inside a 44 gallon drum which had been set on fire in the backyard of a home on Crestbrook Drive in Morayfield, around 44 kilometres north of the sunshine state’s capital, on Monday afternoon.

The area has been sealed off and declared a crime scene.

This is a breaking news article. There is no further information available at this time.

Man, 58, undergoes emergency surgery after savage stabbing in Qld

A 58-year-old man has undergone emergency surgery after being stabbed multiple times during an altercation north of Mackay.

The man was stabbed in the lower chest and abdomen, allegedly by a 53-year-old man, in Slade Point just after 2am on Saturday.

Moments earlier, police allege the 53-year-old man repeatedly drove his car into the passenger door of the victim’s vehicle.

The 58-year-old was rushed to Mackay Base Hospital for in a serious condition.

He remains in a serious but stable condition after having undergone emergency surgery.

The 53-year-old was arrested and charged with grievous bodily harm and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

He is due to appear in Mackay Magistrates Court on Monday.

Woman in custody after man stabbed to death in Queensland unit

A 24-year-old woman remains in police custody following the stabbing death of a man in the Queensland mining town of Mount Isa.

The man, also aged 24, was found critically injured inside a unit on Dempsey Street after being stabbed in the chest just before 1am on Saturday.

He died at the scene.

The unit block was sealed off and declared a crime scene, with detectives confirming they are treating the death as suspicious.

A 24-year-old woman was arrested and taken into police custody for questioning.

No charges have yet been laid.

As investigations continue, police are urging witnesses to come forward.

WATCH: Stolen car leads cops on two hour long chase through SE Qld

Police have released dramatic vision of stolen vehicle leading officers on a high speed pursuit through Brisbane, Logan and Ipswich on Saturday night.

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Police say the stolen vehicle had been involved in a number of dangerous driving incidents across Brisbane before coming to the attention of officers in Logan at around 10.45pm.

PolAir started tracking the vehicle from above as it allegedly lead ground units on a wild two-hour chase across the south and north side of Brisbane.

PHOTO: Supplied by PolAir

PHOTO: Supplied by PolAir

It’s alleged the vehicle sped through several red lights and on the wrong side of busy streets and major motorways before entering Ipswich around 12.50am and striking a tyre deflation device on the Centenary Highway at Yamanto.

Police said the vehicle continued to drive on its rims along Ipswich-Boonah Road before eventually coming to a stop around 1.15am.

PHOTO: Supplied by PolAir

PHOTO: Supplied by PolAir

Two men, aged 21 and 24, were arrested and taken into custody.

They were still assisting police with their enquiries on Sunday afternoon.

Fortunately, no one was injured during the chase.

Human remains found on banks of creek in Rockhampton

Police are investigating the discovery of human remains on the banks of a creek in Rockhampton.

Police say the human remains were found on the edge of a creek that runs off the Fitzroy River in Park Avenue around 9am.

The area has been sealed off and declared a crime scene while forensic officers carefully collect the remains and search the area for evidence.

Detectives from the Rockhampton Criminal Investigation Branch are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery and say there is no further information available at this time.