Australian aircraft intercepted by Chinese fighter plane
A statement made on May 26 by the Department of Defence confirmed an Australian maritime surveillance aircraft was intercepted by a J-16 Chinese fighter jet over the South China Sea.
The Australian Department of Defence said it has carried out maritime surveillance activities in the region for decades in accordance with international law.
Defence Minister Richard Marles said the Chinese fighter jet flew very close to the Australian plane releasing flares. The J-16 then accelerated and cut across the nose of the Australian P-8 aircraft, labelling the move as “very dangerous.”
“The intercept resulted in a dangerous manoeuvre which posed a safety threat to the P-8 aircraft and its crew,” the statement read.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese expressed concern but told reporters he would not be commenting on the incident further.
New South Wales
Man died on Sydney Motorway after being pepper sprayed by police
At around 3pm on Sunday morning police were called to the M5 Motorway at Moorebank following reports that a man was “running in and out of traffic.”
Police Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith said when police arrived the man was near the Moorebank Avenue off-ramp.
Attempts were made to arrest the 41-year-old, which led to an alleged struggle.
Assistant Commissioner Smith said the man had been non-responsive to police directions and following the struggle the man was pepper sprayed by an officer.
He lost consciousness a short time after and paramedics transported the man to Liverpool Hospital, but he could not be revived.
The incident is being investigated and will be subject to an independent review.
15-year-old seriously assaulted in Brisbane last night
A 15-year-old boy has been seriously assaulted after he got into an argument with two other boys in the Queen Street Mall just before 8pm.
The pair threw the boy to the ground before kicking him and sitting on him. The boys then ran from the scene.
Police and emergency services treated the boy at the scene before he was transferred to the Royal Brisbane and Woman’s Hospital with serious injuries.
A boy from Slacks Creek and another from Redbank Plains, both 15, are currently assisting police with their enquiries.
Police charge two adults in relation to a serious assault on a teen back in April 2022
Two men have been charged after investigations into a serious assault that took place on a 15-year-old boy travelling on a tram in South Melbourne in April.
The teen was allegedly involved in an altercation with two older men before the two men allegedly assaulted the boy and stomped on his head.
A 40-year-old man from South Melbourne has been charged with affray and commit indictable offence whilst on bail. He has been remanded to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.
A 37-year-old man from St Kilda has been charged with affray and has been bailed to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 26 October 2022.
18-Year-old man dies in two-car collision in Cobden
An 18-year-old man has sadly died after being ejected from his car after impacting with another vehicle at the intersection of Bond Street and Cross Forest Road at around 1:20am this morning.
Two other males from the same vehicle, aged 21 and 30-years-old, have been sent to hospital with serious injuries.
The female driver of the other vehicle was transported to hospital as a precaution.
Four teenagers receive over 80 charges combined for multiple offences
Four teenagers were arrested and charged with multiple offences after Police stopped two stolen vehicles in the vicinity of a carpark at Dandenong Plaza on Friday the 3rd June at around 9:50am.
The teens were charged with multiple offences following a crime spree throughout Mt Eliza and Berwick on Wednesday the 1st June 2022.