Man shot in frightening road rage incident

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was shot in the finger following a violent road rage incident at Regents Park last night.

About 7.10pm Tuesday 3 November 2015, a 28-year-old man was travelling north along Joseph Street in a white Lexus sedan.

It’s believed a black Audi sedan, with the number 67 as the last two digits on the number plates, was travelling in front of the Lexus when it suddenly stopped, causing the Lexus to stop behind it.

The male driver of the Audi left the vehicle and became involved in a verbal argument with the driver of the Lexus. The argument escalated to a physical altercation, before a second male approached the pair from the Audi, armed with a firearm.

The 28-year-old man attempted to get hold of the firearm, when it was discharged, hitting his finger. The pair from the Audi fled the scene, and were last seen driving north along Joseph Street.

The injured man attended Bankstown Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.

Officers attached to Flemington Local Area Command were called and are investigating the incident.

As they continue their inquiries, police would like to speak to two males who may be able to assist them.

The first is described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, about 188cm tall, of slim build, aged in his 30s and clean shaven.

The second male is described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, about 155cm tall, of chubby build, and clean shaven.

Man charged with raping young girl at NSW home

A man has been charged with sexually assaulting a girl at a home in the Illawarra.

In early 2015, police were informed about the historical sexual assault of the girl.

She was allegedly sexually assaulted by a 19-year-old man on two separate occasions throughout 2000.

The girl’s age at the time of the rapes has not been disclosed, to protect her identity.

Both the girl and the man were members of the same Greek Orthodox church congregation.

Detectives conducted an investigation into the matter and last Thursday, 29 October 2015, they arrested a 35-year-old man.

He was charged with two counts of sexual intercourse with a child and granted strict conditional bail to appear in court on 9 December 2015.

Investigations underway following serious four-car collision

Police are investigating following a serious collision involving three cars and a motorcycle in the NSW central tablelands yesterday.

About 2.30pm Tuesday 3 November 2015, emergency services responded to reports of four vehicles involved in a crash on the Great Western Highway at Hartley, about 11km west of Blackheath.

It’s believed a Toyota Hiace travelling eastbound collided with a Mitsibishi Magna also travelling east.

The Magna then collided head on with a Toyota Rav4, travelling west on the same road.

The Rav4, driven by a 61-year-old man, then collided with an eastbound Kawasaki motorcycle.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 49-year-old man, suffered serious leg and internal injuries. He was flown to Westmead Hospital, and is in a critical condition.

The 54-year-old male driver of the Hiace; the 74-year-old male driver of the Magna, and driver of the Rav4 were not injured.

They were taken to Lithgow District Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.

A crime scene was established with the Great Western Highway closed in both directions between Lithgow and Mount Victoria for several hours.

Investigators are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision that has not yet spoken to police, to contact Crime Stoppers.

REVEALED: Counsellor hypnotised, sexually abused boys at Brisbane Grammar School

TWO prestigious private schools in south-east Queensland are at the centre of sickening allegations of child sex abuse.

The Brisbane Grammar School and St Paul’s School, are the focus of public hearings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Brisbane.

It’s alleged that from the 1970’s to 1990’s, former school counsellor Kevin Lynch hypnotised then sexually abused boys during counselling sessions that would last up to an hour.

In 2014, both school’s issued an apology to students who had been abused by Lynch, who killed himself after being charged with child abuse in 1997.

Man’s body found in clothing bin

A MAN’S body has been discovered inside a charity clothing bin in Sydney’s inner city.

According to police, the body was found by a passerby at around 5am on Wednesday inside the charity bin at Rosebery.

It is understood the man’s body was protruding from the bin when it was discovered.

His identity is unknown at this stage.

Police are chasing several leads, including that it could have been misadventure, which is a death caused by a person accidentally while performing a legal act without negligence or intent to harm.

 

Locals are also being interviewed.

“They’ve been talking to the construction workers across the road at the construction site, trying to piece together what happened here,” police told ABC on Wednesday.

“They also need to try to figure out who this man is.”

There are reports the man may have been seeking shelter from Sydney’s wet weather overnight.