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The Northern Territory news Sat 2 Nov 2019



The Northern Territory news Sat 2 Nov 2019

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

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2 2019 NEWS 05 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA POLICE have issued a warning to parents after a suspicious man allegedly attempted to lure a young girl into his vehicle in Rosebery yesterday morning. A 12-year-old girl was walking to school on Kenbi Place when a car pulled up beside her about 7.40am. He approached her near the Odegaard Crescent roundabout. The male driver told her that he had been sent by her mother to collect her. The girl refused to go with the male who then drove away. It comes only days after a man allegedly tried to coax two teenage girls into his car by offering them drugs in Nightcliff on Monday. Police are seeking public assistance to identify the male and his vehicle. The male is described as being in his 30s, with an olive complexion, bald or shaved head, wearing sunglasses and black shirt. The vehicle is believed to be a white single cab utility with a tray back, bearing registration plates with a blue rim and black letters and numbers on a white background. Members of the public are encouraged to remind children in their care of the 3 Rs: R RECOGNISE danger R REACT by yelling out and running away R REPORT to a trusted adult Anyone with information in relation to this incident is urged to notify police on 131 444 or anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Please quote reference number 9121574. Man tried to entice girl, 12, into car NATASHA EMECK natasha.emeck@news.com.au Mechanic crushed by vehicle at workshop NATASHA EMECK A MECHANIC who was killed in a horrific work site accident in Winnellie has been identified as 66-yearold Geoff Polomka. It is understood Mr Polomka was crushed by a vehicle which fell off a hoist at GP Automotive and Mechanical Services at Sadgroves Cres. Mr Polomka had operated the business for years with his son Rohan Polomka-Cattell. A friend of the family, who wished to remain anonymous, said Mr Polomkas son recently left to embark on his first trip overseas. They worked on the cars together and Rohan had just left to go on a trip of a lifetime in Europe, she said. I cant imagine getting that phone call about his dad when hes so far away its terrible. Another friend of Mr Polomka, who visited the workshop when he heard about the accident yesterday, described the Darwin mechanic as a great bloke. This is just unreal, he said. I would always bring my car in so he could do my regos and Id have a drink up the pub with him from time to time. He had just given up bloody drinking too so he could live a bit longer, so for this to happen is a kick in the guts. Mr Polomka listed the business for sale in September. An NT WorkSafe spokeswoman said inspectors were notified by police at 1pm on Thursday that a man had been injured. At the time of notification the man was still trapped and later died as a result of the incident, she said. NT WorkSafe inspectors immediately attended the site to commence an investigation. As this matter is under investigation, NT WorkSafe is unable to make further comment. WorkSafe inspector Anthony Clifford put up a non disturbance notice at the front of the premises to preserve the site while they continue their investigations. The workshop incident will be investigated by NT WorkSafe, and NT Police detectives attached to the Crime Division who will prepare a report for the Coroner. According to the GP Automotive and Mechanical Services website, the workshop offers repairs for cars, 4WDs, trucks, forklifts, earthmoving equipment, plant and machinery. Mechanic Geoff Polomka (inset) was killed on Thursday when a car fell off a hoist at a workshop in Winnellie MASSIVE SPRING SALE LIMITED STOCKS - HURRY! FULLY INSTALLED FOR ONLY *Terms and Conditions Apply BOOK NOW! 1800 155 597 www.solarlinkaustralia.com.au info@solarlinkaustralia.com.au $6990* 21 x 315W JA SOLAR PANELS

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