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A 25-year-old was stabbed in the neck while standing in front of a Blue Mountains hotel last Thursday night. The offender, who fled in a green car driven by a female, is described as being of Middle Eastern appearance and 173cm tall, with olive skin and short brown hair.

A man used a stolen Toyota Camry to ram through a door at the Roxburgh Homestead Shopping Centre on Friday night and steal a large quantity of alcohol. The vehicle was abandoned at the scene of the crime. Police are investigating a possible link to another ram raid in which a vehicle was used to gain entry into the same store on April 13. In that incident, two men broke into the store and stole a large quantity of goods, including cash and cigarettes.

Disgraced swimmer Nick D’Arcy appeared at Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court on Monday over the alleged assault of former swimmer Simon Cowly at the Loft Bar on March 29. D’Arcy, who said he will defend against the charge, had his bail extended on the condition he not contact Cowly or four fellow swimmers who witnessed the alleged assault to ensure their testimonies are not tampered with before being presented in court. Police allege D’Arcy consumed 16 standard drinks before he stuck Cowly with his elbow in an unprovoked attack. The hearing has been adjourned until June 17.

A 24-year-old security guard was assaulted outside a bar on Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, on Saturday night following an altercation with a group of males aged 17 to 21. The victim received wounds to his upper body and was conveyed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition. Police arrested three adults and three minors thought to be involved with the stabbing but later released them without charge. Investigations continue.  

A woman was struck to the ground by a man while she was on the dance floor of the Bond Bar in Melbourne’s CBD on Sunday night. The offender then went on to strike a man with a glass bottle in a separate altercation that police believe caused a brawl to commence. The brawl ended in the kitchen area, with the original offender being slashed across the face and head numerous times. Four men were hospitalised and conveyed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital as a result of the affray, one of who will require reconstructive surgery. Police took four men into custody in relation to the incident, all of who were released shortly after. Investigations continue.

A man armed with a knife entered a liquor outlet in Tugan on the Gold Coast on Friday night and demanded money from an attendant. The offender then fled with a sun of cash and two bottles of alcohol. He is described as being of Maori appearance in his mid 20’s, approximately 178cm tall and of large build.

A man armed with a knife entered the bottle shop of the Brunswick Hotel in Rockhampton on Monday night and demanded money from an attendant before fleeing on foot. The offender, who wore a balaclava during the robbery, has been described as Caucasian, 180cm tall and of proportionate build.

A man and a woman entered a BWS bottle shop in the Perth suburb of Daniella last night and, after saying they had a gun, demanded alcohol and money from an attendant, The West Australian reported. The couple fled with an amount of cash and alcohol. Police have arrested a woman and charged her in relation to the robbery but are still searching for the man.


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