Woman’s body found in boot of car on NSW South Coast
The body of a woman believed to be Daniella D’Addario, 35, was found in the boot of a car in Bermagui, on the south coast of NSW. D’Addario has been missing since 20th April. She was reportedly last with her partner Josaia Vosikata, 27, who was reported missing at the same time. Police stopped the car in Cuttagee Point last night, but the driver fled into the surrounding bush areas. A perimeter was set up as soon as the body was found and police are still looking for the driver. The man is described as being of Pacific Islander or Maori decent, in his 20s with a large build.
Sydney begins clean up effort following Sydney storm
With damages confirmed to be over $129 million dollars, Sydney’s SES workers have started clearing the streets of debris. NSW State Emergency Services confirmed they received 18,000 calls, 12,611 requests for assistance and 139 rescue operations since early Monday morning when the storm began. Neighbouring states have volunteered to assist in the state-wide clear-up, and the SES is hoping to repair damage inflicted by the flash-floods and fast winds. “The biggest areas to clean up will be in the Newcastle area, around Dungog and Maitland,” a spokesperson for NSW SES said. Eight people died over the past three days in connection with the storm.
Spedding denied bail on charges of child sex abuse
Former repairman Bill Spedding has been denied bail at Port Macquarie courthouse on five counts of sexual intercourse with a person under 10-years-old and two counts of common assault from 1987. The 63-year-old is believed to be a person of interest in the William Tyrell case, however NSW Police confirmed Spedding was arrested on completely separate cases. “Officers from Strike Force Rosann stress the arrest does not relate to the disappearance of William Tyrrell,” NSW Police said in a statement. – Compiled from web sources by Lily Mayers
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