This week in Sydney’s Crime:
Freeman’s tuna attack
During a sentencing hearing in the Downing Centre District Court on Monday Adam Sonny Freeman’s mother told a Sydney court he was bashed with a can of tuna in jail. He is in jail for up to five years due to his role in the manufacture of $3 million worth of ecstasy. Mrs Freeman told the Sydney Morning Herald, “They hit him over the head with a tuna can and split his head open.”
The court heard that the son of deceased underworld figure George Freeman, had been left with a 10 centimetre laceration after the attack. Judge Andrew Haesler said Freeman would most likely spend his time in jail “looking over his shoulder”. “He is not to be sentenced as his father’s son… but that carries with it certain baggage,” he said.
Ettalong Beach murder
A woman, 44, has been arrested for the murder of a 50-year-old man earlier this week on the Central Coast’s Ettalong beach. Emergency services were called to a residence on Monday morning where a 50-year-old had been stabbed multiple times. The man died at the scene. A woman and a man, thought to be involved were taken to Gosford Police Station. The woman was refused bail and has now been charged for murder. The 38-year-old man has been charged with police pursuit and is due to appear in court today.
Upskirt charged after filming under womens dresses in Ultimo
A 34-year-old Kellyville man has been charged with filming a person’s private parts in a shopping centre at Ultimo yesterday. The man was arrested and taken to Newtown Police Station. A member of the public allegedly saw the man filming up women’s skirts with his mobile phone.
Five men arrested with assault and robbery in Pyrmont
Five teenage men have been arrested for the alleged robbery of two men in Pyrmont early this morning. The teenagers aged 15-18 allegedly assaulted and robbed the wallets of two men walking across Pyrmont Bridge. The teens were taken to Day Street Police Station, and it has been reported by NSW Police that one of the men was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and treated for a suspected fractured eye socket while his older friend is being treated for facial injuries.
Father and sons around Sydney
In the lead up to Sydney’s White Ribbon Walk on Tuesday 25 November 2014, Randwick City Council and NSW Police Force are working together to ask every father and son in Sydney to join the #ARealManSaysNo campaign to stop violence against women. The campaign asks fathers and sons to take a photo together and share it on social media using the hashtag #ARealManSaysNo. The White Ribbon Walk is a 30 minute walk in Randwick’s High Cross Park. Detective Superintendent Gavin Dengate, of the Eastern Beaches Local Area Commander said police attend more domestic and family violence incidents than any other crime. “Domestic violence accounts for 40 per cent of all police work in NSW and we see firsthand the impact and harm upon individuals, families and children,” Det Supt Dengate said. – Lily Mayers
Top photo from Macleay Library.