Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Mon 6 Aug 2012

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Mon 6 Aug 2012

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-08-06

Description

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/241767

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/615609

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Monday, August 6, 2012. NT NEWS. 9 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:6-AGE:9 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l NEWS Prison death probe By DAVID WOOD A PRISONER who died in hospital while being eligible for parole will have his jail treatment investigated by the coroner, his family say. Peter Clarke died nearly a month after being transferred to Alice Springs Hospital on April 3, with his death certificate saying he died from pneumonia, lung cancer and emphysema. His family said doctors at the intensive care unit had been told by police not to treat the fatality as a death in custody as Clarke was eligible for parole during his time in the unit. They said prison guards failed to help the man and fought hard to have a coroner look into the case. Clarkes sister, Gladys Appo, said last night she was visited by coronial officers in June or July. I told them I wanted them to look into the medical treatment at the prison because he was sick for three weeks before he went into hospital and all they gave him was Panadol, she said. The day he went into hospital he rang me and told me he couldnt take the pain in his chest any more. He begged them to take him to hospital. I would have thought because he had pneumonia last year they would have taken a little more care with his health. Clarke had spent several years in jail for possessing and supplying cannabis in the Territory. Justice Department spokesman David Harris said the coroner would investigate all issues of his imprisonment and health care. The Health Department did not respond to questions from the NT News. Territory croc catcher Tommy Nichols and his crew will star in a National Geographic show next month Series shines spotlight on croc catchers A NATIONAL Geographic documentary series on NT crocodile catchers will be coming to Australian television screens soon. The eight-part Croc Catchers NT series features Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Service head croc catcher Tommy Nichols and his team wrangling the reptiles in the Top End. The 58-year-old can count on one hand the number of times he has let his guard down. His left hand, to be exact. The smooth arc of scar tissue where two fingers and a large chunk of palm used to be is testament to just how quickly a days work tracking crocodiles in Australias Top End can become a dice with death. Luckily, the 3m predator that played hard-to-get nine years ago only managed to grab his hand anything more could have been fatal. I have a special feeling towards them its not love because I know how dangerous they are, Mr Nichols said. The series begins on the National Geographic Channel next month.


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