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Aidan Brufort Bruford to face four charges of property damage

By johnboy - 21 April 2005 53

ABC Online are reporting that former Advisor to the Chief Minister (and soon to be employee of the Chief Minister’s Department if the CM is to be believed), Aidan Brufort, is going to be charged by police for his spray stencilling ways.

ACT Policing has now confirmed Mr Bruford has been served with a summons to report to the ACT Magistrate’s court next Wednesday.

He will face a total of four charges of property damage.

Can our police contingent confirm if this sort of delay (he was caught on 07-APR-05) is normal?

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Ralph 7:44 am
21 Apr 05

I’m taking bets on how short the good behaviour bond will be. Money back if he appears before Terrance Higgins.

Thumper 8:12 am
21 Apr 05

About time, but in defence of the AFP it would seem they were gathering a little more evidence, to wit, photos of other efforts by my Brufort.

Not that it will make any difference. I reckon at tops a two year good behaviour bond.

Ralph 8:53 am
21 Apr 05

My money’s on six months.

RandomGit 9:15 am
21 Apr 05

In defence of the AFP they get a lot of pressure, up to and including threats against family, over political issues. Once the political obstacle was broken they were free to do their job, which they would have been preparing for all the while.

TAD 12:05 pm
21 Apr 05

Delay my arse.

This has to be the quickest summons service since Kev Buzzacott (Aboriginal Tent Embassy – Coat of arms theft).

A summons usually takes 6-8 weeks to be sworn and served from the time the brief goes in which is usually a good few weeks (at least) from the offence.

RandomGit 12:11 pm
21 Apr 05

The issue I think is charged, no summoned. He wasn’t charged at the time, only once the political pressure was removed in his favour. But now the pressure has been reapplied against him, he has been charged and the brief and summons have been fast tracked to fruition.

This is based on earlier reports during the furore that charges were not laid, even days after the offence. I imagine the moment I get caught doing that stuff it’s striaght down the cop shop and charges laid in a matter of hours.

Feel free to lay out the ‘usual’ process correctly if I’m wrong.

bonfire 12:43 pm
21 Apr 05

minor property offence ?

excuse me sir, i believe your bias is undone.

to teh tune of learys ‘asshole’
v a n d a l
he’s a vandal a repeat offender vandal…

RandomGit 12:55 pm
21 Apr 05

@C*nt, thanks for the clarification, it’s all I asked for. My statement was a summary from a variety of comments made in various places. I think I made it clear that I was unsure of it’s complete validity. Take a prozac and calm down.

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