Ipswich Court News

Tue 21 May 2019

Repeat offender's brazen daytime haul

premium_icon Repeat offender's brazen daytime haul

He simply drove up to a house, filled a car trailer before driving off.

Church-goer goes biblical in road rage clash

premium_icon Church-goer goes biblical in road rage clash

Punches flew from the fists of church-goer, unleashing a brutal assault on a driver who had annoyed him.

Taxi driver not fooled by desperate 'low act'

premium_icon Taxi driver not fooled by desperate 'low act'

AFTER being busted with a wad of fake $50 notes by a vigilant taxi driver, Martin Rodgers told police he needed the money to buy dog food.

Mon 20 May 2019

Judge's horror at 'depravity, violence' in child porn video

premium_icon Judge's horror at 'depravity, violence' in child porn video

IT was a very unusual case with the man going to police and confessing.

Names of 18 Ipswich motorists caught drink and drug driving

premium_icon Names of 18 Ipswich motorists caught drink and drug driving

Each week the QT names motorists convicted with drink and drug driving offences across Ipswich.

Fri 17 May 2019

Abuse survivor says baby rape video was to find offenders

premium_icon Abuse survivor says baby rape video was to find offenders

Videos downloaded from the man's computer depicted child rape and sexual abuse of a baby.

Fleeing offender undone by quick-thinking homeowner

premium_icon Fleeing offender undone by quick-thinking homeowner

On his arrest, he was found to have about 20 items that had been stolen during a $50,000 robbery.

Woman free despite torching prized Mark Skaife Commodore

premium_icon Woman free despite torching prized Mark Skaife Commodore

The husband, who works 70 hour weeks away from home, was apparently oblivious to his wife's destructive intent.

Thu 16 May 2019

'Barcode scam': Fraudster's sister fails in legal action

premium_icon 'Barcode scam': Fraudster's sister fails in legal action

Barcodes were photocopied from packs of 65c and 72c fried noodles, printed and glued to cover barcodes on more expensive items

Dad used caravan trips to abuse daughter's friends

premium_icon Dad used caravan trips to abuse daughter's friends

In one frightening incident when one of the victims was caught in a beach rip, the opportunistic offender groped her while she was stranded on a sand bar.

Wed 15 May 2019

Tense exchange as Crown demands answers from ex-mayor

premium_icon Tense exchange as Crown demands answers from ex-mayor

Andrew Antoniolli was on the stand for about two hours and hit out at the "cynical question" put by Crown Prosecutor Sarah Farnden.

Tue 14 May 2019

Ex-mayor sheds tears as he gives evidence at trial

premium_icon Ex-mayor sheds tears as he gives evidence at trial

As Andrew Antoniolli was set to take the stand, his legal team revealed he was emotional.

Mon 13 May 2019

Antoniolli trial: Two final witnesses give evidence

premium_icon Antoniolli trial: Two final witnesses give evidence

FORMER Ipswich mayor Andrew Antoniolli said to a senior council lawyer that the CCC could bring him down over a bike.

Key witness blocked in Antoniolli trial

premium_icon Key witness blocked in Antoniolli trial

THE former mayor's legal team opposed the last-minute inclusion when the Crown prosecutor made the application to Magistrate Anthony Gett.

Cop car shooter in jail

premium_icon Cop car shooter in jail

His charges stem from alleged incidents that took place on Friday.

Teen robbers stoned boy from tree, robbed his iPad

premium_icon Teen robbers stoned boy from tree, robbed his iPad

A boy was forced to scramble up into tree branches when ambushed on his scooter by two boys in a robbery.

Hot truckie loses his cool in farm dam biffo

premium_icon Hot truckie loses his cool in farm dam biffo

A trespassing truckie is in hot water after he lost his cool and used his fists on the land owners.

Sat 11 May 2019

Old courthouse proves cosy spot for squatter

premium_icon Old courthouse proves cosy spot for squatter

WITH its grey bunker-like concrete walls the abandoned former Ipswich courthouse building has provided a refuge for squatters.

Jury to decide if punch killed man at Ipswich hotel

premium_icon Jury to decide if punch killed man at Ipswich hotel

Both men had been hotel residents when they verbally argued on a balcony.

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