Tag Archives: mental health

POLICE: KEEP CHECK ON MENTALLY ILL – Saturday June 8 2013

– Victoria Police wants a register with details of the seriously mentally Ill set up. The call came at an inquest on a triple murder-suicide “so horrific it defies belief”. A woman, 36, killed her two daughters, 18 and 13, … Continue reading

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DAMAGES FOR OFFICER – Saturday April 13 2013

– A former policewoman who became mentally ill and picked at her hands until they bled after being bullied has been awarded $250,000 by Victoria’s highest court. The harassment began when Karen Aden Willett was appointed a detective at the … Continue reading

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TOMAHAWK ATTACKER ARRESTED – Wednesday March 27 2013

– A man had a street fight with three neighbours and allegedly tried to attack police before he was arrested in relation to the death of his mother. Family members collapsed in a Sunshine West street wailing after the body … Continue reading

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TOMAHAWK STANDOFF – Wednesday March 27 2013

– A woman was found dead after police were called to a neighbourhood dispute involving a man allegedly wielding a tomahawk yesterday morning. Police said three neighbours suffered minor injuries from the confrontation in Felstead Avenue, Sunshine West, before the … Continue reading

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MURDER CHARGE – Friday February 22 2013

– A man charged with the murder of a missing St Albans man whose body has not been found appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court yesterday. Harvey Spence, 28, allegedly killed Nhan Ngoc Doan, 35, at a Minter Road address in … Continue reading

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TEEN HIDEOUT MYSTERY – Tuesday January 29 2013

– With just $150 in his pocket and some basic camping equipment, teenager Matthew Allen left home having hatched a plan to run away. He had told his driving instructor not to pick him up for his lesson the next … Continue reading

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PATIENT STRANGLED IN MENTAL HOSPITAL – Friday December 28 2012

– Police believe a patient found dead in the state’s most secure mental hospital was almost certainly strangled. The grim discovery marks the third death at Thomas Embling Hospital in just over three years and has reignited calls for a … Continue reading

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MENTALLY ILL DRAIN POLICE RESOURCES – Friday November 16 2012

– Almost half of all critical incident call-outs for Victoria Police involve a mentally ill person, with disturbed people frequently taken to hospital by police vans. An Office of Police Integrity report tabled in State Parliament reveals that police are … Continue reading

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POLICE TIME WASTED – Friday November 16 2012

– The police watchdog yesterday recommended sweeping changes so officers spent less time dealing with the mentally ill. In a report tabled in State Parliament, the Office of Police Integrity revealed police arrested suspected mentally ill people at the rate … Continue reading

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ASSAULT PROBE AT VILLAWOOD – Sunday October 14 2012

– Two guards from the private company running Australian detention centres have been stood down pending an investigation into allegations they assaulted a mentally disabled man at the Villawood centre, just days after he arrived. The Australian Federal Police are … Continue reading

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