Brekky Wrap: Parents Warned To Contact Police Over 'Girl Named Ava Taylor'
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Parents in the U.K. have been warned to contact police if a "girl named Ava Taylor" reaches out to their child on Instagram. The warning came from a school in Bristol, which reportedly said a man posing as a 13-year-old girl was contacting students. According to the Bristol Post, the man sent requests to several students on Instagram, with his profile containing "horrible pictures and videos".
The school sent out a "safeguarding message" to parents and contacted police. "We have received information that a male is contacting young people on Instagram claiming to be a 13-year-old girl," it said.
"He is communicating under the name 'Ava Taylor'.
"Please be aware and ensure you discuss this with your child. If you have any concerns please contact us or the Police."
A fire that has destroyed homes and forced hundreds of people to flee on Queensland's Sunshine Coast may have been deliberately lit. Police are interviewing a group of teenagers over the blaze that's destroyed at least two homes and a shed in the Peregian Beach area, south of Noosa.
Meanwhile, firefighters in NSW are facing a "nightmare" trying to contain several out-of-control bushfires in the state’s north, with fears a southerly change could push at least one of the blazes towards houses on the coast. Three watch-and-act warnings remain in place for fires at Bees Nest, near Armidale, Drake, near Tenterfield, and Shark Creek in the Clarence Valley, south of Yamba. At least nine homes have been destroyed, but crews are yet to fully assess the damage.
Tributes are pouring in for St Kilda champion and Richmond coach Danny Frawley, who was sadly killed in a single-car crash in Victoria. The former fullback's ute hit a tree near Gordon, 20 kilometres east of Ballarat, on Monday afternoon. Some of the AFL's fiercest characters have choked back tears and others were too distraught to speak in public as they remembered Frawley as both a passionate player and friend.
Police want to speak to a man and a woman following the indecent assault of a young girl in Sydney’s west last month. The 15-year-old-girl got off a bus in North Parramatta between 10pm and 10:40pm on August 31 when she was approached by an unknown man and woman, police were told. The man spoke with the teen before he allegedly hugged her and touched her indecently.
Police have released video of the man and woman they believe may be able to help with their inquiries.
In politics, each welfare recipient who tests positive to drugs in the federal government’s proposed trial could reportedly receive up to $65,000 in rehabilitation treatment. The government wants to expand cashless welfare card trials and drug test thousands of Newstart and Youth Allowance recipients.
It hopes the spend, reported by the Daily Telegraph, will help to win the support of independent Senator Jacqui Lambie, who has refused to back its plan until she sees rehabilitation centres built.
Overseas, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is undaunted by an attempt by MPs to block a no-deal Brexit. The British parliament passed legislation demanding Johnson delay Brexit unless he strikes a new withdrawal agreement. As he navigates the Brexit storm, Johnson is due to suspend parliament for over a month from Monday after it votes on his latest demand for a snap election, a vote that is likely to go against him.
In sport, the Aussie basketballers have done it again, beating France 100-98 in a World Cup thriller. The Boomers remain unbeaten and will avoid Team USA for now, as they go up against the Czech Republic in the quarter-final on Wednesday night.
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