Three killed, several others injured in horror night on Qld roads

THREE people have died and a number of others have been injured following separate horror crashes in the state’s north.

A car and truck collided head-on alongthe Bruce Highway at Mutarnee around 6.30pm last night.

The driver of the car, a 27-year-old Bambaroo man, died at the scene.

While the driver of the truck, a 60-year-old Beenleigh man, suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Further north, around midnight, a Toyota Landcruiser crashed into the back of a Mazda 3.

Police said the force caused the Mazda 3 to then crash into a Mitsubishi Lancer, which in turn hit another four-wheel-drive.

A 26-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man died at the scene.

Four others were left with minor injuries, including a 31-year-old male driver who was taken into custody by police.

Officers from the Forensic Crash Unit are continuing investigations into both crashes.

Police search rural property in relation to Gold Coast bikie murder

Police have spent the night scouring a rural property in the Somerset region, as investigations into the execution-style murder of Gold Coast bikie Shane Bowden ramp up.

The search comes just a day after Queensland Police released CCTV of two getaway cars they believe were used in the killing.

RELATED: Police link two cars to Gold Coast bikie murder

Mr Bowden was gunned down while driving into the garage of his girlfriend’s Pimpama home in the early hours of October 12, 2020.

The 48-year-old Finks bikie was returning home from the gym when his attackers pounced, firing up to 21 gunshots through his vehicle around 12.20am.

Police last week announced a $250,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction, revealing they were certain the Mongols outlaw motorcycle gang were involved.

RELATED: Detectives adamant Mongols are behind Gold Coast bikie murder

Yesterday, officers established a crime scene at the Fernvale scrapyard, about 20 minutes north of Ipswich, where they spent the night combing through the area in search of answers to the brutal slaying.

It’s not yet known if anything of interest has been found.

Anyone with information is being urged to come forward.

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.

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Man charged after allegedly abducting toddler from Logan home

A man has been charged after allegedly snatching a 1-year-old girl from a home in Beenleigh, sparking an Amber Alert.

The 31-year-old man, who is known to the child, is accused of entering a Wardell Crescent home around 9.30pm on Saturday.

Police say the man allegedly assaulted a woman before fleeing with the toddler.

It sparked a major cross-border search after the vehicle the man was believed to have been driving was found in Bogangar in the Tweed Shire.

The little girl was found safe and well in Beenleigh around 10.00am on Sunday.

The Beenleigh man has been charged with a string of Domestic Violence offences including child stealing, enter dwelling with intent, assault occasioning bodily harm, common assault, contravention of a domestic violence order, dangerous operation of a vehicle and evade police.

He is due to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court today.

Victoria’s Secret ditches ‘Angels’ in major brand overhaul

It’s the end of an era, with Victoria’s Secret finally saying goodbye to its ‘Angels’.

The lingerie, clothing, and beauty giant announced the massive rebrand overnight, launching a new campaign featuring a group of diverse women including American soccer star Megan Rapinoe.

The move is being described as one of the “biggest brand turnarounds in recent memory”, with Victoria Secret’s new CEO promising a bigger and better fashion show in 2022.

“When the world was changing, we were too slow to respond,” Martin Waters told the New York Times.

“We needed to stop being about what men want and to be about what women want.”

The new campaign, dubbed “VS Collective”, also features actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas and LGBTQ model and activist Valentina Sampaio, with more women set to be added in the coming months.

The news is receiving mixed reactions from people across the globe.

“This is extremely exciting! I’ve missed shopping in the stores but was never able to actually buy a bra in store and felt out of place for being bigger. I’m so excited for this rebrand”, one person wrote.

While another commented “Such a sad day. I loved the Angels! It was a dream of mine to become one. They were sexy, feminine, and confident. I felt empowered by them. I hope you’ll reconsider bringing them back”.

Detectives adamant Mongols are behind Gold Coast bikie murder

LATEST @ 11.45 AM | Detectives investigating the execution-style murder of Gold Coast bikie Shane Bowden believe members of the Mongols Outlaw Motorcycle gang are behind the killing.

A $250,000 reward has today been announced, with police hoping the massive cash incentive will entice those with information about the brutal slaying to come forward.

Mr Bowden was gunned down in the garage of his girlfriend’s home on Cox Road at Pimpama in the early hours of October 12, 2020.

The 48-year-old was returning home from the gym when his attackers pounced, firing up to twelve gunshots through his vehicle around 12.20am.

Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith said based on investigations so far, it is clear that members of the Mongols are behind the murder.

“We don’t shy away from making that announcement, that we’re confident that it’s the Mongols Outlaw Motorcycle gang that are actively involved in this murder,” Detective Superintendent Smith said.

“We believe there are people out in the community who could have information about Shane’s murder.

“We believe this was a targeted attack on him and there will be people who know of or have information about his murder.

“This is most definitely the time to come forward and tell us what you know.”

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Detectives have also released new images of a machine pistol (pictured above) which is similar to the one believed to have been used in Mr Bowden’s murder.

Anyone with information is being urged to consider the reward and come foward.

“In addition to the reward, an appropriate indemnity from prosecution will be recommended for any accomplice, not being the person who actually committed the crime, who first gives such information,” Detective Superintendant Smith said.

EARLIER @ 8.00 AM | Queensland Police are now offering a major cash reward for information to help solve the execution-style murder of Gold Coast bikie Shane Bowden.

A massive $250,000 reward has been announced for new information which leads to the conviction of those responsible for the brutal slaying.

Mr Bowden was gunned down in the garage of his girlfriend’s home on Cox Road at Pimpama in the early hours of October 12, 2020.

The 48-year-old was returning home from the gym when his attackers pounced, firing up to twelve gunshots through his vehicle around 12.20am.

“He’s basically driven into his driveway, hasn’t even got out of his car and he’s been executed,” Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith said at the time.

Police have been working around the clock on the case in a bid to bring those responsible to justice, but have so far had no luck.

Detective Superintendent Smith will officially announce the Queensland Government-funded $250,000 reward this morning.

More to come.