Footballer Assaulted by Goal Umpire in Oak Park

On the 17-06-12 a fourteen-year-old footballer alleged being physically assaulted by the Goal Umpire during an under sixteens match in Oak Park. The football match was abandoned and the victim was treated by ambulance paramedics. If you have been the victim of a physical assault or similar crime contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation…

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Taxi Drivers Attacked – Sunshine, Sunshine North Brooklyn and Laverton North.

On the 17-06-12 at around midnight two stolen motor vehicles pulled up beside a taxi in Sunshine and between four and six assailants wearing balaclavas and armed with baseball bats and golf clubs attacked the taxi and stole money from the taxi driver. Within ninety minutes four more similar incidents occurred with a taxi driver…

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Armed Robbery – Williamstown Victoria

On the 09-06-12 at around 4.30 pm a male and a female aged in their thirties entered the Williamstown retail store and threatened the part-time  nineteen-year-old shop assistant to the floor with a spanner before stealing money from the cash drawer and fleeing. The part-time shop assistant and university student reported feeling terrified during the…

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Aggravated Robbery – Elsternwick Caulfield & Brighton

On the 05-05-12 an Elsternwick woman in her nineties was followed home from shopping and attacked and throw down stairs sustaining serious injuries before being robbed of cash. A similar incident occurred in Caulfield on the same day. On the 16-05-12 another elderly Brighton woman was also followed home from shopping before having her handbag…

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Physical & Sexual Abuse – Aged Care Centres

In 2011 there were 1815 allegations of physical and sexual abuse in aged care facilities; with 64% being made against staff, 15% against another resident, 12% involving unknown offenders and 4% involving relatives. Of the 1815 reports, 1499 involved the use of force, 284 involved sexual assault and 32 involved both sexual and physical assault.…

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