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Three ring circus camped on Northbourne Avenue

By johnboy 4 August 2011 43

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The death in Braddon this morning has seen more police vehicles than can be counted parked on the Southbound Lanes of Northbourne Avenue.

I swung by this morning and noted no less than a sergeant out on picket duty.

Here’s some more pictures.

The traffic backing up through Turner was impressive:

traffic in turner

police at the rex

police at the flats

police on Northbourne

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legal_chick86 6:39 pm 07 Aug 11

Watson said :

Ceej1973 said :

Cant imagine a major arterial road of Sydney shutting down for nearly 24hrs under the same circumstances there. Given the time the AFP (ACT Police in disguise) have taken, one would hope they dont stuff up the investigation NSW/VIC style and miss or lose evidence.

They did it because they can. Sydney’s gridlocked even on a normal morning, so the consequences of blocking off a whole road would be a lot worse. That doesn’t mean that the police there don’t think that it would be better to have that much time examining a crime scene. But they are forced to compromise.

Here… Personally I thought it was a bit of a novelty to be stuck on Antil St for 30 mins. The last time I got stuck on a road for that long here was probably at least 2 years ago! So I cranked up the radio and sat back. At least I had a good excuse for being late for work for once.

Love the positivity mate! I thought the exact same thing!

Watson 12:06 pm 05 Aug 11

Ceej1973 said :

Cant imagine a major arterial road of Sydney shutting down for nearly 24hrs under the same circumstances there. Given the time the AFP (ACT Police in disguise) have taken, one would hope they dont stuff up the investigation NSW/VIC style and miss or lose evidence.

They did it because they can. Sydney’s gridlocked even on a normal morning, so the consequences of blocking off a whole road would be a lot worse. That doesn’t mean that the police there don’t think that it would be better to have that much time examining a crime scene. But they are forced to compromise.

Here… Personally I thought it was a bit of a novelty to be stuck on Antil St for 30 mins. The last time I got stuck on a road for that long here was probably at least 2 years ago! So I cranked up the radio and sat back. At least I had a good excuse for being late for work for once.

Tooks 11:56 am 05 Aug 11

dvaey said :

Tooks said :

Keijidosha said :

Keijidosha said :

The media release says that the body was located “outside a block of flats”. Why does this necessitate closing all southbound lanes of an arterial road during peak hour?

Sorry, I need to emphasise that I wasn’t saying the worst part of somebody’s death was an inconvenience to traffic. I was only questioning how the crime scene was handled by Police.

Maybe you can stroll over and share your vast crime scene management experience with them.

So, because someone questions what the police are doing, you retort with an insult like that? Are the police above being queried in their actions, just because a major crime has occured?

carnardly said :

Superintendent McCann has defended the road closure.

“We have one crack at a crime scene. We don’t come back tomorrow, we don’t come back the next day and try and capture what we missed today. If we don’t get it today, we don’t get it,” he said.

“So it is necessary and that’s unfortunate. But our investigation takes precedents over a little bit of traffic disruption. It’s unfortunate, but that’s the nature of our business.”

This statement is the response that should be given, instead of “well, why dont you come and help us out with your expertise”.

People can question what they want. I can reply in whatever way I like. Deal with it.

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