- ACT Policing has summonsed a 34-year-old south Canberra woman over allegedly failing to ensure the compulsory attendance of her three children at school.
She will be charged with three counts under Section 11 (3) of the ACT Education Act 2004.
This follows an incident on April 6 in which police found a seven-year-old boy riding his bike on a suburban street during school hours. Subsequent enquiries at the school found that the boy and his two siblings, aged 6 and 11, had attended less than a quarter of their possible maximum of 43 days of the previous term.
The most full days attended during the term by any one of the children was 13.
The mother of the children has been summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on Friday, April 17.
This offence carries a maximum penalty of $500.
- ACT Policing has arrested a man after a stabbing which occurred in Light Street, Griffith, yesterday (April 15).
Around 11pm yesterday police received reports of an altercation between two men at Stuart Flats during which a 42-year-old Griffith man was allegedly stabbed a number of times. A third man who was also present suffered a broken arm after allegedly being hit with a piece of wood. Both victims were conveyed to the Canberra Hospital.
AFP Forensic Services attended the scene and investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident are continuing.
A 36-year-old Griffith man was arrested at the scene and is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (April 17).