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The Northern Territory news Wed 27 Jan 2016



The Northern Territory news Wed 27 Jan 2016

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10 NEWS WEDNESDAY JANUARY 27 2016 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Claims woman raped as she slept in Alice AN Alice Springs man has been arrested after an alleged rape in the Todd River early yesterday morning. Police were called to the scene off South Tce at midnight after a woman woke to a man allegedly sexually assaulting her in the dry river bed. Police said the victim was lying naked in the riverbed upon their arrival, when she pointed out the alleged offender, who was sleeping beside her. Police arrested the man at the scene. Watch Commander Michael Milde said the suspect would remain in custody until he was questioned about the incident. We have the offender in custody and he will be questioned (yesterday afternoon), Commander Milde said. Officers conducted investigations at the scene yesterday morning. Police are urging any witnesses to come forward and call 131 444 to assist with their inquiries. Police cordon off the crime scene off South Tce in Alice Springs yesterday Picture: SUPPLIED A NUDE man was tackled while chasing a group of beach bums at Casuarina yesterday. And to add further insult to some nasty grazes, the mans attackers stole his beer. The 59-year-old victim was enjoying Australia Day, celebrating his freedom by sunbaking nude with a cold beer in hand at the Casuarina Free Beach. He was left bare after the beach bandits, one of whom was wearing an Australian flag bandanna, stole his backpack containing his wallet, keys, phone and beer. A police spokesman said the altercation occurred just after midday. The man was enjoying a beer on the beach shortly after midday when the group approached him asking for a cigarette. They returned 20 minutes later to demand alcohol and cigarettes, he said. The man was threatened with empty beer bottles and then pushed over several Spotlight on housing THE Northern Territory Governments housing strategy will go to Darwin council tonight for comment. While housing doesnt fall directly under the councils responsibility, a report will urge the NT Government to develop strategies and direction. Particularly for those vulnerable members of our community and visitors to Darwin, to ensure all citizens enjoy equitable access to dignified, appropriate shelter and accommodation that address health, welfare and cultural needs, a letter proposed to the NT Government will read. Illegal camp sites, public intoxication, litter and peace-disturbing conduct continued to impact perceptions of safety and wellbeing, the council said. Just bare cheek as trio rob naturist times, suffering grazes and scratches to his side and back. The man attempted to give chase but was pushed to the ground. The attackers are described as of indigenous appearance. The first man is described as aged around mid-20s, 173cm, slim build, wearing a distinctive Australian flag bandanna around his head. He had a goatee beard with a half-inch tuft on his chin, the spokesman said. He was wearing black board shorts and a black tank top with coloured beading around the edging. The man who grabbed the backpack was wearing a khaki T-shirt and khaki shorts with a tartan pattern and is described as being 170cm tall, in his mid-30s with a stocky rugby player build, with a stubbly beard, and short wavy brown hair, going grey, police said. The woman is described as being aged in her early 30s, 165cm tall, with black, tiedback hair and wearing a blue skirt and black T-shirt. JUDITH AISTHORPE

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