Brekky Wrap: Fruit Pickers Gang Rape Woman On Beach
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A court has heard three Romanian fruit pickers raped a woman, 19, in an alleyway and on a beach after meeting her on a drunken night out in the U.K.. Prosecutor Rebecca Austin said that the woman had been playing drinking games at a friend's home on March 9 before they left for a night club in West Sussex. The woman was described as "unable to stand, swaying, very drunk and paralytic" when she left the club and then became separated from her friends. "The next thing she remembers is being on the beach and someone lying on top of her, she thinks she may have passed out at that stage," Austin said. A friend alerted police after finding the teen on the beach having fought off the defendants. The trial continues.
A Tamil family fighting to stay in the country will learn their fate today. Courts have found the parents and the eldest child are not refugees and do not qualify for Australia's protection but will continue to hear the case of the youngest. The family has been detained on Christmas Island for a week.
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Nine people have been charged with more than 300 offences after police smashed a drug supply network in NSW. Officers raided a number of homes on the Central Coast, seizing ice, cannabis, drug paraphernalia, weapons, ammunition and cash.
Firefighters are on high alert as the east coast braces for hot and windy conditions. A total fire ban is in place across south-east Queensland and large parts of northern NSW. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the conditions were unprecedented for early September.
The federal government will introduce legislation next week to expand a plan to drug test welfare recipients. It would see a two-year trial carried out in Canterbury-Bankstown in NSW, Logan in Queensland and Mandurah in WA. The idea was first introduced in 2017 but was later shelved after the government failed to win enough support.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he would ‘rather be dead in a ditch’ than delay Brexit. It comes as the PM cops yet another blow – his own brother resigning as an MP, citing a conflict between family loyalty and the national interest.
Hurricane Dorian is lashing the U.S. coast after smashing into the Bahamas, leaving a trail of destruction. Roads have turned to rivers in South Carolina, trees have been uprooted while hundreds of thousands of residents have been left without power.
In sport, Steve Smith has smashed a double ton on day two of the fourth Ashes test before Australia declared at 8-497. England quickly fell apart, crashing to 1-23 at stumps in Manchester
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