Two men found dead inside Sydney unit were electrocuted in “terrible accident”

UPDATE: TWO men found dead inside a unit in Sydney’s east overnight are believed to have accidentally been electrocuted.

It’s understood the bodies of the men, said to be aged in their 50s and 70s, were found inside the flat on Cowper Street, Randwick, shortly after 9 o’clock on Saturday night after neighbours noticed water flowing from their unit.

Police have ruled out foul play, with early reports suggest the men were electrocuted in a “terrible accident”.

EARLIER: POLICE are investigating the death of two men whose bodies were found inside a unit at Randwick overnight.

The two men, one believed to be aged in his 50s and the other in his 70s, were found dead inside the Cowper Street residence at around 9.15pm.

A crime scene was established and post mortems will be conducted to determine the cause of the deaths which police say are not being treated as suspicious.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Man killed in crash on Sturt Highway

A MAN has died after crashing his car into a tree along a country highway in rural South Australia this morning.

The accident happened around 10.30am on the Sturt Highway, about 8km west of Blanchetown.

The driver and sole occupant, a 35-year-old man from Blanchetown, died at the scene.

Major Crash Investigators remain on scene with the Sturt Highway closed between the Blanchetown Bridge and Annadale.

West bound traffic is being diverted through to Swan Reach, while east bound traffic is diverted onto Halfway House Road.

The man’s death takes the State’s road toll to 87 as compared to 79 for the same time last year.

Fugitive father and son spotted at NSW servo

UPDATE: AUSTRALIA’S most wanted fugitives, father and son duo Gino and Mark Stocco, are said to be back into NSW after the pair were reportedly seen stealing petrol from a service station in the state’s Riverina overnight.

Police say a white Toyota LandCruiser bearing South Australian number plates S415 AZL was involved in a petrol drive-off in South Gundagai at around 9pm on Saturday.

The vehicle can be seen on CCTV driving into the Mount Street service station, being filled up with fuel and driving off without paying.


The Toyota LandCruiser can be seen on CCTV pulling into the Gundagai service station PICTURE: Supplied by the NSW Police Force

Police believe it is the same vehicle thought to have been stolen by the Stocco’s from Little Billabong, north of Holbrook, between 7pm on Sunday 18 October and 8am the following day.

Anyone who sees the vehicle is warned not approach it, but to contact Triple Zero immediately.

Wagga Wagga Local Area Command Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Darren Cloake, said they were keen to hear from people such as road workers, farmers, forestry workers, who might have noticed anything out of ordinary in their work environment to contact police.

“It might be something as simple as a blanket left out in an odd place, holes cut in fencing wire and fresh tyre tracks or food showing up where it is not expected.

“We would urge anyone who might encounter something like this, not to touch things and contact police.

“Again, if anyone spots the 4WD, Gino or Mark Stocco – we would urge them not to approach but to contact Triple Zero (000) immediately,” Detective Inspector Cloake said.

Updated photos of ----- released from the NSW Police Force on Sunday

Updated photos of Gino and Mark Stocco released on Sunday PICTURES: Supplied by the NSW Police Force

The desperate fugitives have been outrunning the law for the past eight years and are currently wanted in several Australian states for a range of alleged criminal offences.

Southern Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Gary Worboys, said search operations in NSW will be based in Wagga Wagga.

“It will be under the banner of Strike Force Kalkadoon. The strike force will have the ability to call on resources from across the state if required, which would include specialist areas like the PolAir.

“One of our greatest assets in this will be information from the public.”


Brawler lashes out, assaults police in dramatic scenes outside NSW restaurant

A YOUNG man has reportedly lashed out and assaulted a police officer following a wild brawl outside a restaurant in Sydney overnight.

Police say they were called to reports of a brawl between two groups of males outside the Church Street restaurant in Parramatta just before 11.45pm.

On arrival, officers saw four men run from the scene, west along Phillip Street.

All four were eventually arrested following a brief chase. It’s alleged that during the arrest, one of the agitated men assaulted an officer.

They were taken to Parramatta Police Station where two 21-year-old’s were charged with affray using violence to cause fear.

A third 20-year-old man was also charged with the same offence, in addition to assaulting an officer in the execution of duty.

All three were granted bail, to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Monday 23 November.

The fourth man was released pending further inquiries.

Investigations continue.

Afternoon ride ends in tragedy for group of motorcyclists in NSW

WHAT was supposed to be a relaxing afternoon ride with a bunch of mates has ended in tragedy for a group of motorcyclists in NSW.

The group was riding along Tintaldra Road at Welaregang in the state’s south on Saturday when around 4.45pm one bike left the road and crashed into a ditch.

The rider, a man believed to be aged in his 50s, died at the scene.

A crime scene was established and investigations into the crash are continuing.