Sex assault charges for Warwick man

A WARWICK man is scheduled to appear in Toowoomba District Court for two separate sexual assault cases next year.

The 47-year-old is facing a total of three sexual assault charges, related to two complainants.

The man was originally due to face trial in Warwick last month but his trial was transferred to Toowoomba after one of the complainants showed up at the courthouse for jury duty.

It was not the case in which she was complainant.

The man is scheduled to appear during the Toowoomba District Court sittings in March to face one charge and again in May to face the final two charges.

 

Consumer right video for Indigenous Queenslanders

INDIGENOUS Queenslanders are now better armed to defend their consumer rights after a short film was released by the Office of Fair Trading yesterday.

In Cairns, the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Partnerships Minister Curtis Pitt launched the two-minute video titled, Do You Know Your Consumer Rights?

The video allows Indigenous Queenslanders to further understand their entitlements.

Do you know your consumer rights?

Visit www.fairtrading.qld.gov.au or www.youtube.com/fairtradingqld

 

Investigation into fatal highway crash is ongoing

A POLICE forensic traffic investigation into a fatal crash on the Cunningham Highway north of Warwick on Wednesday afternoon is continuing.

A spokeswoman for Queensland Police Media yesterday said no further details could be released at this stage, other than to confirm that the 73-year-old man who died in the collision was from Tenterfield in New South Wales.

The man was travelling in a Suzuki Swift hatchback towards Warwick when his vehicle struck an oncoming two-door van heading north at 2.10pm.

The crash happened on the downhill section of Kelly's Hill, about a kilometre past the Allens Rd turn-off.

Unconfirmed reports from the scene suggested the 73-year-old may have suffered a medical condition before veering into the path of the other vehicle, with the collision closing the highway in both directions for more than two hours.


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