- A 17-year-old Charnwood male and a 16-year-old Dunlop male will face the ACT Children’s Court this morning after an incident in Civic yesterday (November 5).
Both youths are charged with assaulting two males in Civic including allegedly brandishing crowbars while threatening the pair.
Police arrested the pair after witnesses provided detailed descriptions of the two males.
The youths will face Court on assault and offensive weapon charges.
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Police believe the pair discarded the crowbars and clothing in the Canberra Centre area prior to their arrest. Police would urge anyone who may have come across suspicious items to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au
- ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to two motorcycles travelling at speed on the Tuggeranong Parkway on Tuesday (November 4).
Around 3pm one of the motorcycles was recorded travelling north at 242km/hr while the other was photographed one second behind the first bike.
At that speed the motorcycles are covering a distance of 67.2 metres per second. As a result, their reaction time and stopping distance is significantly increased. If they had to react to a hazard they would have travelled 107m before they started to brake or take evasive action. To stop the motor cycle it would have taken a further 307m. Therefore, from seeing the hazard to stopping the bike, it would have taken almost half a kilometre.
Traffic Superintendent Mark Colbran says this type of behaviour will not be tolerated.
“This extremely reckless behaviour seriously endangers the life of the riders and all road users.
“At the speed recorded by the motorcycles in the event of a collision, it would result in the almost certain death of the motorcyclist and anyone else involved in the collision,” said Supt Colbran.