The Northern Territory news Tue 3 Jan 2017
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04 NEWS TUESDAY JANUARY 3 2017 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 POLICE late yesterday were forced to abandon a dangerous high-speed chase of a blue Toyota Aurion believed to be involved in the fatal hit-andrun death of Jason McCormick on New Years Eve. Six more detectives and scores of traffic police were tasked with tracking down the car yesterday, which Police have learnt was a rental and was due to be returned on New Years Eve. The woman under whose name the car was rented left the Territory for South Australia before Christmas, and has spoken with NT Police. She had handed the car on to an associate. Major Crime Squad officer-in-charge Det Acting Snr Sgt Tony Henrys said police were scouring virtually every carpark and dozens of known dumping spots around Darwin. Everywhere we know where people dump cars we will be going today, he said. Weve identified a number of outlets with CCTV and at the moment were going through that CCTV. There are two people out there who are aware they are responsible for this mans unnecessary death. They need to WEATHER warnings have been issued across the Top End, with record breaking rainfall totals forcing the closure of remote roads. Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Angeline Prasad said Territorians could expect more than 100mm of rain in parts of the Top End and the Gregory regions over the next few days. This tropical low is combining with a fairly active monsoon to the north of it and to produce the rainfall, she said. Ms Prasad said rainfall totals of 50 150mm were recorded in the 24 hours to 9am Monday in Adelaide, Daly and Victoria Rivers, with 163mm recorded in Nightcliff. The BoM is keeping an eye on these three rivers as heavy rain persists and the potential of a flash flood looms. Heavy rain over parts of the Top End and the Gregory district may cause flash flooding, she said. With these rainfall totals there will be communities that will become isolated and causeways will get flooded over the next few days. Anula resident Monique Renz said it would take more than rain to keep her and daughter Madison, 7, inside. Were back to having a decent wet ... Ive been enjoying it, she said. Madison Renz enjoys a run with her dog Bear near Dripstone Cliffs Picture: JUSTIN KENNEDY HAPPY AS HOUNDS AS RAINFALL CONTINUES LAUREN ROBERTS Hit-run accused eludes police hand themselves in before we find them. I just believe these people werent concentrating on the road, were travelling at speed and they couldnt avoid the crash because of the way they were driving ... I dont believe they were out to run anyone over. Acting Snr Sgt Henrys said police were keen to speak to a group of women who tried to enter the Winnellie Hotel around 9.50pm, and who may be able to help police. Mr McCormicks brother Troy is due to arrive in Darwin tomorrow to help pack up his brothers belongings. An autopsy is due to take place today and Mr McCormicks family plan to take his ashes back to his hometown of Kyabram, Victoria. A friend, who asked not to be named, said Mr McCormick was a regular at the Winnellie Hotel, and always rode his bike the three blocks home to the industrial shed where he lived. (Saturday) night was no exception, the friend said. Around the country, Mr McCormicks wide net of friends continue to come to grips with his sudden death. Many have remembered Mr McCormick as a genuine bloke, and his death has been felt as far afield as Victoria and MacKay, Queensland, where he won four local AFL premierships with the Bakers Creek Tigers in the early 1990s. Craig Dunlop email@example.com $389* BUNDLE Medium print ad plus a listing on seek.com.au $489* BUNDLE Large print ad plus a listing on seek.com.au Call today on 1300 555 627 Book an ad in the newspaper and on SEEK in one simple step. * Conditions apply. Not available with any other offer or discount. Print ad sizes vary by masthead. Online ad is a SEEK Classic Listing. QUALITY CANDIDA TE RECRUIT NOW! Candidates are in the market.