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The Northern Territory news Tue 5 Feb 2019



The Northern Territory news Tue 5 Feb 2019

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06 NEWS TUESDAY FEBRUARY 5 2019 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 A BINGE-drinking prison guard who lost his job when he was charged over an extreme domestic violence attack on his former partner has been sent back to Holtze prison as an inmate. Allan James Kirk yesterday pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault and one count of property damage. Defence lawyer Matt Hub Jaws drop as shark jumps croc WILL ZWAR STUNNING footage of a shark attacking a crocodile mid-feed has shown the ruthless nature of the Northern Territorys animal kingdom. The footage was captured by Darwin resident Jonathan Kehler, whose first stop is the jumping croc tours when friends visit the Top End. Ive often got some friends coming to visit my wife and I from Europe and I take them to the croc tour to show them Im not messing around when I say its dangerous and there is these things in the water, Mr Kehler said. His most recent trip to the Adelaide River was successful as he and his friends bit off a big piece of Territory action. (On the tour) they hang a piece of chicken to bait the crocodile to jump but a shark jumped out of nowhere to try and grab some chicken, Mr Kehler said. It was not scared of the croc and just tried to grab a bite the shark sort of scared the crocodile a little bit but the croc ended up getting the chicken. We were expecting the croc to then get the shark but that didnt happen. Mr Kehler said it was a reminder of just what lurks beneath the rivers surface.The cheeky shark tries to steal a crocodiles chicken dinner on the Adelaide River Pictures: JONATHAN KEHLER ber said his client had never been in strife with the law, had lost his job as a result of his offending and had since spent time in rehab to get a grip on his drinking. Judge Elizabeth Morris said some cases involved such extreme violence that there was no option other than actual jail time. The court heard Kirk punched his then-partner in the head and face as she cow ered on the ground in November last year. The woman tried to lock herself in the bathroom and call police but Kirk kicked the door down, threw her mobile phone in the toilet and continued punching her before trying to choke her. Kirk then called her a f***ing c*** and a sl*t, began punching her in the head and face and spat in her face. He then said, so were done are we? and punched himself in the face. Ms Morris said police fortunately arrived and arrested Kirk. Among the injuries the woman suffered was from a bite to her finger, although Ms Morris said it was unclear exactly when during the prolonged attack she suffered that injury. Ms Morris said: What happened on that night was, obviously, your behaviour was influenced by alcohol. Ms Morris said the particularly serious assault was an ordeal for the woman, whose victim impact statements she said showed her to be compassionate and empathetic. Any time that you spend in custody will be extremely difficult given your previous occupation as a corrections officer, she said. But she said some cases of such serious and prolonged as saults involving such extreme violence meant a fully suspended sentence was not an option. Kirk was sentenced to nine months jail, to be suspended after two months served. Among a string of conditions, he will be banned from drinking after his release. Prison authorities have been told Kirk will be at risk of harm from others while behind bars. Jail for ex-prison guard CRAIG DUNLOP VIDEO AT SEE THE Catch a blockbuster on us! Rewards members can redeem now at ntnews.com.au/rewards Conditions apply* +Rewards Members can enjoy a latest release 48-hour movie rental from MuviNow. Take your pick from First Man, Halloween, Night School, Hunter Killer or A Star is Born. Grab some popcorn and start watching today! *Limit one redemption per eligible member. Limited to the first 10,000. Offer ends 28 February, 2019 or while stocks last. Each MuviNow +Rewards code entitles the eligible member to one 48-hour new release movie rental to be selected from the provided listing, which must be watched between 1 February, 2019 to 28 February, 2019. Offer not redeemable for cash and not transferable. MuviNow full terms and conditions apply. First Man - 2018 Universal City Studios Productions LLLP. Halloween - 2018 Night Blade Holdings LLC. Night School - 2018 Universal City Studios Productions LLLP. Hunter Killer - 2018 Hunter Killer Productions, Inc. A Star is Born - 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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