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Knife-wielding man allegedly took hostage in Gold Coast kebab shop

A man reportedly high on drugs has allegedly taken a woman hostage inside a kebab shop while trying to evade police on the Gold Coast.

The dramatic scenes unfolded in Ashmore just before 10am on Friday.

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Police say they were called to a store on Southport-Nerang Road, near Kinarra Street, following reports of a drug affected man creating a disturbance.

On arrival, the 23-year-old local allegedly fled the shop and jumped over a fence, injuring his shoulder.

The man then allegedly burst into a nearby Kebab shop where police say he took a knife and locked the doors, preventing a 45-year-old woman from leaving.

He eventually let the woman go and fled the shop, running to an address in nearby Kinarra Street where he was arrested by police who had their tasers drawn.

Fortunately, the 45-year-old woman whom the man had locked himself inside the take away store with was not physically injured.

The man was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment to a shoulder injury before being charged with one count each of deprivation of liberty, wilful damage, stealing and three counts of trespass.

He is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on Saturday.

Driver bailed up by syringe wielding woman at Melbourne intersection

A driver has had a lucky escape after being bailed up and threatened by a syringe wielding woman while stopped at an intersection in Melbourne’s north.

Police said the frightening encounter took place in Brunswick at around 4.20pm on Tuesday 15 March.

It’s understood the male driver was sitting in his car, which was stopped at the intersection of Kelson and Bell Street’s, when a woman approached his window and requested a life to Sunshine.

When the man declined, the woman allegedly pulled out a syringe from her hand bag and began stabbing the victim’s vehicle on the panels and windows before walking away.

The man was not injured in the incident but managed to film the woman on his mobile phone before reporting the matter to police.

Investigators have released an image of the woman in the hope someone may recognise her.

She is described as Caucasian, mid-late 20’s, long blonde hair and was wearing a blue dress and black boots.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Drunk driver sends car hurtling into house, then walks home

A woman who crashed her car into the back of another in Victoria, forcing it off the road and careering through a house, has recorded a blood alcohol reading more than five times over the legal limit, police say.

Officers from Heyfield Police were called to the nose-to-tail collision on Morrison Street at Maffra, around 220 kilometres east of Melbourne, just before 4pm on Wednesday.

Police say the car that was hit veered off the road and hit the side of a house, causing it to become structurally unsound.

The offending driver, a 34-year-old woman, is said to have fled the scene of the accident and continued driving her car until it stopped on George Street.

Police have been told the woman then got out of her car and walked home.

Officers attended the woman’s address a short time later and conveyed her to the local police station where she was subjected to a breath test.

Police say the woman returned a reading of 0.261, which is more than five times over the legal limit.

Her licence has been suspended and she is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving and other traffic offences.

Woman killed, man critically hurt in horror head-on crash in Adelaide

A woman has died and a man airlifted to hospital with life threatening injuries following a horror head-on crash in Adelaide.

The two cars collided head-on along Kilmore-Lancefield Road in the inner-southern suburb of Springfield at around 4.30pm on Friday.

Both drivers were critically injured.

The female driver and sole occupant of one vehicle died at the scene.

The male driver of the other vehicle was airlifted to a Melbourne hospital where he remains in a critical condition with life threatening injuries.

Investigators are urging witnesses or anyone who may have been driving along the road at the time of the accident to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Man charged with murdering 74-year-old woman in Melbourne

A man has been arrested and charged over the murder of an elderly woman found dead in Melbourne’s south-east.

The 74-year-old woman’s body wound found at a London Street address at around 4pm on Tuesday, 19 April.

In a statement released to media late on Friday, detectives confirmed a 44-year-old man had been arrested in relation to the woman’s death.

He has since been charged with one count of murder.

Refused bail, he was due to appear at an out-of-sessions court hearing last night.