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Third person charged following death of man on the M1 near Cudgera Creek

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A third person has been charged following the death of a man, identified as 43-year-old Brisbane man, Anthony Stott, on the state’s far North Coast earlier this month.

Shortly after 7am on Monday 10 February 2020, emergency services were called to the northbound lanes of the M1 near Cudgera Creek, after reports a man had been hit by a truck.

Officers attached to Tweed/Byron Police District arrived at the scene and located a man deceased.

The truck driver, a 36-year-old man, was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital for mandatory testing.

Following inquiries, detectives arrested a 38-year-old woman and 46-year-old man at a home on Kanes Road. Both were charged and remain before the courts.

Strike Force Cunjurong

Detectives established Strike Force Cunjurong to investigate the circumstances leading up to the man’s death.

Following further inquiries, a 49-year-old man attended Tweed Heads Police Station yesterday (Thursday, 20 February), and spoke to investigators.

He was subsequently arrested and charged with take/detain person in company with intent to obtain advantage occasion actual bodily harm.

The man has been refused bail to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court today (Friday 21 February 2020).

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  1. I wonder why police cannot use English when communicating.

    “He was subsequently arrested and charged with take/detain person in company with intent to obtain advantage occasion actual bodily harm.”

    The language has words for these things, why not use them?

    “He was subsequently arrested and charged with kidnapping and assault.”

    Isn’t that so much easier to understand?

  2. The language used are the words used in the language of the legislation that makes the actions a crime. You can’t charge a person with a crime with ‘modern prose’ that is not used in the legislation be it passed by parliament 20 or 100 years ago…..as an example the National Anthem is archaic in its language such as “girt by sea”. A change (modernisation) in legislation prose requires an act of parliament. Our legal system and laws as we know is founded on 100s of years of parliament so people spoke diffently over many generations…..


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