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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : May 20th 2009
8 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, May 21, 2009 MB NEWS Tree comes down with a splash SATURDAY'S strong winds uprooted a towering gum tree and sent it toppling into a backyard pool in Concord. The owners of the house in Cormiston Ave arrived home on Saturday after- noon to find the tree in their in-ground fibreglass pool. Miraculously the only casualty was a new pool cover. Canada Bay State Emerg- ency Service duty officer Peter Swientek said if the tree had fallen in any other direction, it would have damaged buildings and walls. The rescue team compris- ing Joanne Gianotto, Brad Dousha, Aaron Wright and Rod Smiths used a pole chainsaw to saw off the top branches of the fallen tree. They removed the main trunk with ropes and a large chainsaw. ''The pool filter was on an automatic timer, and I joked with the owner that it could probably remove the tree itself given sufficient time,'' Deputy Local Controller Bill Hoyles said. Canada Bay SES trains on Wednesday nights and some Saturdays and is always looking for new volunteers. Phone Caroline Suster on 9747 8022. Two sex attacks near rail stations CRIME STOPPERS 1800 333 000 on the beat 1 2 3 4 4 1 1 POLICE have warned women to be vigilant after two sex attacks near Inner West railway stations last week. The assaults near Flemington and Homebush stations may be linked. The first incident happened about 11.10pm on Monday, May 11. A 22-year-old woman was approached from behind and robbed of her handbag before being indecently assaulted. About half an hour later, a 23-year-old woman was approached in a similar man- ner near Homebush station and sexually assaulted. Police seek a man of Asian appearance, aged in his early 20s, of medium build, with shoulder-length black hair. ''We are urging women to be vigilant when walking in and around the Flemington and Homebush areas, particu- larly around train stations and public transport routes,'' Flemington local area commander Supt Brett Henderson said. 2 A FIVE DOCK man has been charged with the stabbing death of an elderly man in Haberfield. About 9am on May 13 police discovered the body of the 77-year-old man in a house in Dudley St. He had suffered numerous stab wounds, police said. A 39-year-old Five Dock man was arrested and taken to Burwood police station for questioning. ''It is alleged the elderly man was in- volved in an altercation with a 39-year-old man, who was known to him, at the premises,'' police said. Officers from the Homicide Squad are investigating the man's death. A report will be prepared for the coroner. 3 A MAN has been charged after police seized drugs and guns from a house in Concord last Wednesday. Police first went to the house in Gale St about 3.30am to speak to the 36-year-old man about a domestic matter. They seized a gun, arrested the man and took him to Burwood police station. Police returned at 9am to execute a search warrant at the house. They allege they found a sawn-off shotgun, nine cannabis plants, a hydroponic set-up, a shotgun barrel, ammunition, a pistol and a safe. The safe contained a quantity of tablets believed to be ecstasy, police said. The man was charged with drugs and firearms offences. 4 POLICE say they have prevented the sale of about $25 million worth of crystal methylamphetamine after raids on storage facilities in Homebush and Burwood and a house in Epping. Detectives executed search warrants at a warehouse on Parramatta Rd, Homebush, and a home in Epping on Sunday, May 10. At Homebush they seized about 70kg of pseudoephedrine -- used in the manufacture of amphetamines -- as well as about $868,500. A clandestine laboratory was discovered at Epping. A 41-year-old Epping man was arrested after he visited the Homebush site that day. He was charged with numerous offences, was refused bail and is due to appear in Burwood Court on July 13. On Monday, May 11, detectives executed search warrants at a storage facility on Parramatta Rd, Burwood, where they seized a gun, ammunition, chemicals and drug paraphernalia. special buysTM special buys from thurs 21 may only available from 19 -- 25 may smarter shopping aldi.com.au OPENING HOURS: See your local store or www.aldi.com.au for details. Prices are correct at time of printing and are subject to change. Produce prices valid from 19/05/09 to 25/05/09. All offers while stocks last. In the event of unexpected high demand, ALDI Stores reserves the right to limit purchases to reasonable retail quantities. ALDM3584/W21/9/A smarter shopping smarter shopping h i h h i i for this we ek´s spe cial buys visit aldi.com.au a High Power Wet & Dry Vacuum • 30L tank capacity • Bagless (no replacement bags ever required) Digital Bathroom Scale • Body fat, water, muscle and bone analyser with daily calorie recommendation • 150kg capacity • 10 user memory stainless steel vessel 1year warranty $99 $1999 cauliflower $1.49 per unit $149ea
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