Underbelly (disposable edition)

ABC news story this afternoon:

Northern Territory Police believe a woman found dead at Mindil Beach last night may have been assaulted in the hours before her death.

Police received a report at 11pm that a woman was lying on the beach unconscious and bleeding from the mouth.

Police have charged a 41-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man with manslaughter.

Detective acting senior sergeant Isobel Cummins says there was fighting in the area yesterday afternoon.

“We’re trying to ascertain if she was possibly injured earlier in the evening and has been left at the scene for some time or perhaps wasn’t deceased at the time that the assault immediately occurred.

“The post mortem results are still to be conducted but at this time it seems she may have suffered some head injuries.”

The 5pm radio news story went on to reassure listeners that the crime scene tapes would be cleared away in time for this evening’s Mindil Markets. …

About Ken Parish

Ken Parish is a legal academic, with research areas in public law (constitutional and administrative law), civil procedure and teaching & learning theory and practice. He has been a legal academic for almost 20 years. Before that he ran a legal practice in Darwin for 15 years and was a Member of the NT Legislative Assembly for almost 4 years in the early 1990s.
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15 years ago

That’s Darwin for you. Death and satays.

15 years ago

So when are we going to see “Undercover Ned: Darwin Vice”?

15 years ago

rest in pizza

david tiley
15 years ago

We really really need a show about the NT Police.

Tony T
15 years ago

NTPD Blue.

15 years ago

Actually, that’d be awesome. It’d be the 4th-generation Asian-Australian Triads, versus the Kalymnos Mafia, in a bloody turf war. The Caz Boyz could have a token appearance, where they get slaughtered in the cross-fire.

P.S. Philip Gwynne (Deadly Unna) is actually releasing a detective crime novel later this year, set in Darwin, called “The Build Up”.