Australia Brothers plead guilty to offences after campsite shooting

08:25  13 november  2019
08:25  13 november  2019 Source:   theage.com.au

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Brothers Joshua and Joel Clavell, who were shot by police after ramming a police car during a counter-terrorism check near the Victoria/NSW border in June, have admitted assaulting officers and making threats to kill.

The pair were flanked by police officers as they entered the Wodonga Magistrates Court on Wednesday. Eleven officers were present for their appearance.

Both men appeared fairly sedate in the courtroom and were softly spoken as they entered their guilty pleas.

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The pair pleaded guilty to assaulting an emergency officer and making threats to kill.

Joel, who was 19 at the time of his arrest, pleaded guilty to seven charges and older brother Joshua, who appeared in court with a foot-long beard, pleaded guilty to two charges.

Neither man applied for bail.

The pair will return to Wodonga County Court in February.

Assistant Commissioner counter terrorism Ross Guenther had said in June that Joshua had been under the scrutiny of counter terrorism police.

Police said the two men had fled after police spotted them at a petrol station in Barnawartha North, west of Wodonga, and had attempted to make a counter-terror assesment. The pair later shot at and rammed an unmarked police car.

The brothers had returned to a camping site at Richardson Bend, on the Murray River, where they were shot by police after allegedly confronting officers with a knife and tomahawk.

Joshua was shot soon after leaving their car, while the other was shot after negotiations, capsicum spray and a Taser hit failed to subdue him.

The Melbourne Magistrates Court heard in September that Joshua threw a hunting knife in the direction of police as he lay incapacitated with the gunshot injury.

The pair both suffered serious injuries with one spending time in a hospital in Melbourne and the other in Albury.

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