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Alcohol behind family violence

By Caitlin Bewley (1st Year Swinburne Uni) Remorse was evident from a woman’s demeanour in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates Court November 16, crying silent sobs as...

Abuse fuelled by alcohol

By Caitlin Bewley (1st Year Swinburne Uni) A “terrible case of domestic violence” saw a father staring down the barrel of a potential jail sentence. Ashley Booker,...

Jailed for violent assaults

By Meg Kennedy A young man will spend up to two-years in jail after the court heard three accounts of violence, including assaulting an off-duty...

Keep your plates safe

By Helen Tatchell Sadly, it is becoming increasingly popular, and more of a reality, for number plates to be stolen from registered vehicles and used...

Weeping stuntman goes to jail

By Caitlin Bewley (1st Yr Swinburne Uni) A reappearance from ‘Mad Max’ in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates Court saw Magistrate Gregory Robinson hand down a jail...

Ignoring opportunity angers Magistrate

By Caitlin Bewley (1st Yr Swinburne Uni) A repeat offender has not amused the Magistrate in the Bacchus Marsh court. The third-time appearance for Christopher Stewart was...

Driver uses stolen plates “found in creek”

By Caitlin Bewley (1st Yr Swinburne Uni) Multiple driving offences saw a now Western Australian man face over $5000 worth of fines. Sean Wyllie, an interstate truck...

P-plater caught driving V8 and trafficking drugs

By Caitlin Bewley (1st Yr Swinburne Uni) “All actions have consequences”, a young Bacchus Marsh man was told by the magistrate in the Bacchus Marsh court,...

Man prefers ‘best friend’ over girlfriend

By Caitlin Bewley (1st Yr Swinburne Uni) A woman has learned a valuable lesson; a dog is man’s best friend, after harassing her then boyfriend...

Magistrate describes family violence as ‘grubby little thing behind closed doors’

By Caitlin Bewley (1st Yr Swinburne Uni) A 22-year relationship has come crashing down after serious acts of family violence, fuelled by alcohol. Mark Gillespie,...