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Gungahlin stabbing

By johnboy - 28 October 2008 37

Nothing from the Police yet but the ABC reports a nasty stabbing in Gungahlin last night.

    Police were called to a disturbance at a house in Gungahlin and found a man with multiple stab wounds.

    He is undergoing surgery today.

    A 21-year-old man is helping police with their inquiries.

UPDATED: Apparently the argument was over a computer game.

Further Update: The ABC reports that flatmates with the sound up too loud allegedly copped a kitchen knife in the head. Let this be a lesson to a lot of you.

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37 Responses to
Gungahlin stabbing
tylersmayhem 1:35 pm 29 Oct 08

WoW players, like any other addict under the ACT Human Rights bill, deserve rehab and cuddles, not knives to the head.

You play WoW Skid?!

jessieduck 12:16 pm 29 Oct 08

Every war has it’s casualties.

Skidbladnir 12:09 pm 29 Oct 08

WoW players, like any other addict under the ACT Human Rights bill, deserve rehab and cuddles, not knives to the head.

Sleaz274 10:53 pm 28 Oct 08

Yawn….3 month suspended sentence…..why bother to write new paperwork…yawn

Grrrr 6:39 pm 28 Oct 08

BerraBoy68 said :

The police reported “a nasty stabbing”?! Is there any other kind?

It involves a Pork Sword. Oh, hangon… Nasty. I guess not – hurrrrrrrrrrr!

(Sorry, thought I’d balance out my recent TransACT rant. Anyway, why hasn’t someone here run with the Computer Game angle yet?)

Deadmandrinking 5:53 pm 28 Oct 08

BerraBoy68 said :

The police reported “a nasty stabbing”?! Is there any other kind?

A bit of a poke with a knife?

BerraBoy68 5:43 pm 28 Oct 08

The police reported “a nasty stabbing”?! Is there any other kind?

Wide Boy Jake 5:34 pm 28 Oct 08

Ah, that’s “circumstances”.

Wide Boy Jake 5:32 pm 28 Oct 08

It’s a bit like the police using “no suspicious cercumstances” as a euphemism for suicide.

caf 3:21 pm 28 Oct 08

Mmm. I think if you are “assisting with inquiries” (I have made some enquiries, and apparently “inquiry” is favoured in British English only for referring to official investigations), you may be answering questions at the cop shop but haven’t been arrested. Yet.

Gungahlin Al 2:55 pm 28 Oct 08

If enquiries is to be used at all caf, then that is the right spelling. Inquiries is generally the term for official hearings – senate inquiry. But i believe that strictly speaking they are interchangable.

However (noting our dept has just issued an edict that sentences in ministerials cannot start with “However,” – bull), while it may be something the police use, it doesn’t have to transfer into the media’s write-up – especially immediately after advice that the person in question has been arrested. That’s gone beyond “helping”.

Thumper 2:36 pm 28 Oct 08

It also ensures that a person doesn’t get pinged with the label ‘suspect’ when they may not be.

caf 2:34 pm 28 Oct 08

That of course should be “inquiries”. Oops.

caf 2:34 pm 28 Oct 08

“helping/assisting police with their enquiries” has a long and proud tradition.

Sands 2:22 pm 28 Oct 08

Does anyone know why have we gone from plain old ‘suspect’ to ‘helping police with enquiries’ and ‘person of interest’.

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