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AustraliaBourke St inquest to hold hearing on Wednesday

01:26  14 august  2019
01:26  14 august  2019 Source:

Bourke Street attack victims' families fight Victoria Police bid to suppress review

Bourke Street attack victims' families fight Victoria Police bid to suppress review Families of the six people killed in the Bourke Street car attack fight a legal bid by Victoria Police to keep secret an internal review of police operations in the days and hours leading up to the deadly rampage. Victoria Police is urging the Coroner's Court to suppress a critical incident response review conducted by Assistant Commissioner Stephen Fontana shortly after driver James Gargasoulas mowed down pedestrians in Melbourne's CBD on January 20, 2017. It also wants to keep current pursuit policies confidential, arguing a suppression order is vital to protect public safety.

The hearing is the second inquest into the death, and was ordered by the high When Worthington eventually gave his evidence behind the screen on Wednesday he initially declined to answer a simple question posed by Alison Hewitt, counsel to the inquest , about when he first met Poppi’s mother.

The latest Bourke Street news, articles and analysis from The Sydney Morning Herald. Victims' families could sue police over Bourke St as killer gets life. James Gargasoulas's punishment is not harsh enough say victims' families who want an inquest to be expedited and could now sue Victoria

An inquest into Melbourne's fatal Bourke Street attack will hold an initial administrative hearing on Wednesday morning.

The directions hearing will be held at the Coroners Court of Victoria on Wednesday, ahead of a six-week inquiry in October.

Bourke St inquest to hold hearing on Wednesday © Provided by Australian News Channel Pty Ltd. In 2017, six people were killed when James Gargasoulas drove a stolen car through Melbourne's CBD, mowing down pedestrians.

Mr Gargasoulas was handed a life sentence in February and must serve a minimum of 46 years behind bars.

The inquest will examine the response by police and the justice system's treatment of Gargasoulas.

The persons of interest who will give evidence at William Tyrrell inquest.
A total of 52 names are set to be called to give evidence at the inquest into the disappearance and suspected death of William Tyrrell. Among them will be persons of interest Tony Jones and Bill Spedding, and it is believed another person of interest, who has not been named, will also be called. Paul Savage, who lived over the road from the property where William vanished, will also be called. He has not been named as a person of interest, and A Current Affair does not suggest he is. © A Current Affair William Tyrrell was just three years old when he disappeared in 2014.

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