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Police Wrap – 3 August

By 3 August 2009 7

1. Meat cleaver attacks on the streets of Narrabundah:

    ACT Policing has arrested a 16-year-old male youth following an alleged incident involving a knife in Narrabundah yesterday (Sunday, August 2).

    Around 9.30pm police attended the incident on reports of the male youth allegedly threatening four other juveniles with a meat cleaver.

    Police located the alleged offender in a near-by street. After a foot chase involving two officers the alleged offender was apprehended. During the arrest one the officers sustained a small laceration to the side of his head. The officer was treated by ACT Ambulance staff at Woden Police Station; he did not need to attend hospital.

    The male youth was charged with common assault and possessing an offensive weapon with intent. He will appear before the ACT Children’s Court this morning (August 3).

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7 Responses to
Police Wrap – 3 August
Wraith 11:47 am
03 Aug 09
#1

Downer Copycat??

lobster 12:23 pm
03 Aug 09
#2

In my days, we just used knives…
Kids today with their meat cleavers and machettes and such!

Joshua 12:31 pm
03 Aug 09
#3

Kudos to the police officers involved who when faced with an armed possibly mentally disturbed youth didn’t just shoot him.

FC 1:33 pm
03 Aug 09
#4

Joshua said :

Kudos to the police officers involved who when faced with an armed possibly mentally disturbed youth didn’t just shoot him.

They can’t just go around shooting people. I find you comment quite silly.

Qbn Gal 1:59 pm
03 Aug 09
#5

Given that this sort of thing has happened before, and not just once, Joshua’s comment is not so silly.

FC 2:04 pm
03 Aug 09
#6

Shoot first, as questions later? that shouldn’t be the norm and an officer doing the right thing need to be commended for not shooting a kid. (Alhough I would say kudos to the police for handling the situation well)
Using deadly force is meant to be a last resort.

CaneCutter 10:00 pm
03 Aug 09
#7

The kid’ll just say he didn’t know who he was attacking with the meat cleaver. Get Higgins. Mental impairment. Actus reas with no mens rea. Back on the street tomorrow to do it all again.

No wonder the cops are frustrated.

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