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The Northern Territory news Wed 14 Mar 2012

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Title

The Northern Territory news Wed 14 Mar 2012

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-03-14

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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/10070/238758

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/630608

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Wednesday, March 14, 2012. NT NEWS. 5 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:14-GE:5 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Your Alderman for RICHARDSON WARD GARRY LAMBERT 1 0 3 7 8 1 1 Electoral Advertisement Authorised by Garry Lambert; 445 Trower Road, Brinkin As previous Lord Mayor donated stipend to community groups Gardens along Trower Road Strong environmental focus Committed to a full term in Council Your trusted & effective voice in Council Working towards: Beautifi cation of streetscape Better traffi c management WIN $12,000 skycitydarwin.com.au *Terms & Conditions Apply. Please gamble responsibly. WIN $14,000 TONIGHT Must be present to win. NTL11/23 Your chance to Must be present to win. NTL11/21G 2pm - 6pm SATURDAY SUNDAY 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 Jail term for glasser By MEAGAN DILLON Court Reporter Josh Fowler suffered horrific facial injuries after he was smashed in the face with a glass at a Darwin pub Victim left with serious scarring Sean Iles will spend at least eight months in jail I find hewas untruthful in his evidence and he knewhehad a glass in his hand A MAN will spend at least eight months in jail for smashing a pub goer in the face with a glass. Sean Jonathan Iles, 31, was sentenced in Darwin Magistrates Court to 12 months in prison to be suspended after eight months. He said he was acting in selfdefence when he smashed Josh Fowler in the face with the glass at the Parap Tavern in September last year. He told Magistrate Tanya Fong Lim: I got a nudge, so I turned around and punched him. I was scared. He said he hit Mr Fowler, 28, in the face because he thought his pregnant girlfriend was being threatened. I didnt know I had a glass in my hand, he said. I was acting in self-defence, I swear to God. Ms Fong Lim found Mr Fowler and his mate were not acting aggressively and Iless girlfriend Jade Albion was not in imminent danger. I find he was untruthful in his evidence and he knew he had a glass in his hand, she said. Outside court, Mr Fowler, who needed 19 stitches after the attack, called for glassing to be the subject of mandatory sentencing in the Territory. Glassing is a disgusting act and it should have mandatory sentences, he said. He said the scars on his face and neck stand out and he continues to get treatment for them. Mr Fowler, who moved to Victoria after the assault, said he was content with the sentence imposed because he was expecting a more lenient prison term. Prosecutor James Tierney said: This is as serious as it gets. Iless lawyer Peter Maley said that was an overstretch and it was simply a spontaneous response to a perceived threat. Theres no suggestion my client was out looking for a fight that night, he said. Ms Fong Lim said everyone should be able to feel safe at pubs and clubs, and glassing happens too often in the Territory. Car key warning POLICE yesterday warned homeowners to hide their ignition keys following the theft of three cars. Acting senior sergeant Shane Humphreys said motorists should put their keys in a safe place at night. A Toyota Lexcen, LandCruiser ute and Ford Laser were stolen from homes in Nightcliff and Millner early yesterday. One of the vehicles had the keys in the ignition. The other two were taken after break-ins. Black tie affair DARWINS black tie event of the year is on again, complete with fireworks, a mega dance floor and a sizeable donation to charity. Tickets to the Qantas Darwin Turf Club Gala Ball are capped at 3500 and cost $385 a pop. The event will feature 10-piece band Big City Beat, DJ GoodWill and Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian. It will be held on August 4 from 7.30pm. For more on this story and all the latest gossip, see ConfideNTial onP16


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