Finally Karen Aschcroft's killer is foun Melbourne
The family of a woman who was wounded in the heart by a knife in Victoria is thrilled that the jury found her killer guilty. A 52-year-old woman Karen Ashcroft was stabbed to death at her friend’s house in Maryborough, north of Ballarat, last May after the meeting. After two days of consideration, Supreme Court jurors found Ben Wardlow guilty of her murder today.
There was no doubt that Wardlow killed the grandmother, but the jury had to decide whether he intended to kill her or vigorously injure her, moreover he took drugs and alcohol then.
After the murder Wardlow had been arrested on a nearby street a few hours later and taken to a hospital to treat an injury, made by himself. Medical tests showed that he had methamphetamine in his blood. Wardlaw must return to court at a later date for a preliminary hearing.
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The temperature in Victoria is rising now, so strong winds, up to 120 km/h, are blowing these days through Melbourne and the state. This happened after Melbourne had reached its maximum temperature of 27 degrees during the night with winds bringing a mixture of clouds and dust to cover the capital as the heat decreases. The covering of clouds hanging over the city is expected to break later this day.
“This is a bit of a mixed bag. Spring is often very variable. We often see these early morning changes in the spring. But of course it’s a very warm night, ”said Michael Efron, senior meteorologist. He informed, that dust has come from New South Wales and South Australia, where it has been dry for quite long, so these heavy winds simply bring it to Victoria. A warning about a serious fire hazard has been reported for Mallee. Thunderstorms and rains in different parts of the state are also possible before the weekend, and snow is possible in the mountains.
On Saturday morning some students from St. Kevin College loudly sang a song, which has been called 'offensive' in Melbourne tram. A woman has dilmed and shared it in the social media. The video shows, that boys in school uniform sing a sexist song. The director of the college said, the singers will be disciplined. In a statement, school principal Stephen F. Russell said the school apologized for the group’s actions, calling them 'offensive'.
The woman who filmed the vision, who called herself Melanie, said that the behavior occurred in front of other elderly passengers, young women and children and adds, it was disgusting. The incident occurred a few days before the 12th year students of the Victorian Academy began their final exams.
“As long as women and girls are considered less equal than men and boys, disrespect and violence against women will continue,” says Patty Kinnersly, the chief executive of domestic violence charity Our Watch.
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One of Australia's leading real estate agents says the noble city center and quiet "forgotten pocket" of the north are among the suburbs of Melbourne that are skyrocketing. Well-known agent John McGrath published his annual report for 2019 on Wednesday and named Kensington in the inner northwest of Melbourne one of the most attractive suburbs for buyers. The multicultural Carnegie and coastal Cheltenham in the southeast are also among the top five at McGrath, along with Watsonia in the north and the upcoming Upway in the craggy east. McGrath believes the Melbourne real estate market has “excellent foundations” to support medium and long term growth. These five districts are at the top of his roster.
Two employees at the Injection Medical Center in Melbourne were amid eight people jailed today for drug commerce. Police took drugs and cash after a checking of a number of residential buildings in Burnside Heights. They arrested a Richmond man, 49, and the woman from Brunswick West, 36, who work at the freshly opened Injection Medical Center. Victoria Police does not claim that any crimes occurred at a medical facility in North Richmond, according to a spokeswoman. The arrests are part of Operation Sievers, a three-month investigation against drug trafficking.
A chairwoman of a group of residents who are lobbying the government to move a safe injection room, which is currently operating in the vicinity of primary school, said she was not surprised by the accusations. She said that today, within five hours after the injection center controlled by medical personnel, there was a drug raid, burglary, and violence.
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A popular nightclub in Sydney will be forced to be closed for 24 hours after being caught in a selling alcohol to minors. Some 16-year-old girls can be seen on the recording from cameras in Café Del Mar's at Cockle Bay Wharf. Then some teens go up to the bar twice and order cocktails. Police later discovered that the girls used fake documents.
Cafe del Mar was suspended for trade and was supposed to close for 24 hours in over a week. NSW's Independent Liquor Authority told that serving alcohol to minors is a serious crime. Authorities say over the past two years, more than 40 locations in New South Wales have been held accountable.
'All employees have an active responsible service for certification of alcoholic beverages in accordance with the requirements of the law, and in accordance with this plan an internal training course was conducted.' informs the cafe.
The teenager was accused in a high-speed police chase in western Sydney at night, which took 20 kilometers in just 20 minutes. The officers started a chase after they had seen a car in Maroubra stolen from Cartwright, in southwestern Sydney. Two undercover police cars and four labeled cars tried to stop the driver. Witnesses said they were shocked when they saw cars driving so fast.The driver allegedly tried to escape before he was arrested and charged. In the end, the car crashed and was stopped. Police said the 18-year-old and his 17-year-old teenage passengers tried to flee, but were caught and arrested. The driver had no driving license, his female friend was released.