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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 1st 2009
8 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 2, 2009 Crane fire causes traffic mayhem A FIRE on a mobile crane caused a major traffic jam at Rhodes on Tuesday morning. The crane was heading north on Homebush Bay Drive when its fuel tank burst into flames about 4.50am. Fire crews from four stations including Concord and Rhodes attended and ex- tinguished the blaze by 6.15am, a NSW Fire Brigade spokesman said. The cause of the fire and where it started is still being investigated. Due to the incident, all north-bound lanes and one south-bound lane on Homebush Bay Drive were closed by emergency crews about 5.30am. Two of the three north-bound lanes were still closed on Tuesday after- noon, an RTA spokesman said. The RTA was planning to close Homebush Bay Drive completely after 10pm on Tuesday to allow the damaged crane to be towed away. NEWS Forty fans escorted from Origin game CRIME STOPPERS 1800 333 000 on the beat 1 3 2 1 POLICE escorted 40 people from the State of Origin match last Wednesday night as part of Operation Forge. Of those escorted from the stadium, 12 were issued with infringement notices for offences including offensive conduct and pitch invasion. Six banning notices were issued to indi- viduals, who will be excluded from the venue for 12 months. Police are also investigating an assault outside the stadium during which a man allegedly knocked another man uncon- scious. A man, 24, was treated at the scene by ambulance officers before being taken to Concord Hospital for observation. Investi- gations are continuing. In other incidents, a St Andrews man, 27, was allegedly spotted by Lidcombe railway station staff punching a window inside a train carriage about 11.15pm. Police were informed and the man was detained. He will be issued with a Railway Infringe- ment Notice for Damaging Property ($400) and RailCorp will seek damages for the cracked window. About 11.45pm, RailCorp Transit officers detained a man, 21, allegedly seen burning a train carriage seat. He will be issued with a Railway Infringement Notice for Damaging Property ($400) while RailCorp pursues damages. The operation, which began at 5pm and continued until midnight, involved 190 police and transit officers from areas including Flemington, Campsie and Parra- matta. Police patrolled about 200 trains and 100 platforms from the city to various transport hubs during the operation. Operation commander, Assistant Com- missioner Frank Mennilli, has praised the well-behaved crowd for heeding the safety message issued by police. ''Sydney has a proven track record of hosting major events like the State of Origin in a generally mature and safe manner and it is pleasing to see the overwhelming majority of fans enjoyed their night without incident,'' Assistant Commissioner Mennilli said. 2 A PIZZA delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint at Strathfield on Sunday even- ing. The hold-up happened on Prentice Lane about 6.10pm. The driver was contacted by two men of Caucasian appearance who were both about 20 years old. One was carrying a handgun, while the other was armed with a 20cm-long bladed kitchen knife. They threatened the victim and stole his money and personal property. Anyone with information should contact Auburn police via CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000. 3 POLICE are seeking witnesses after shots were fired at a block of units in Auburn on Friday night. About 11.55pm police responded to the Macquarie Rd address after reports of three shots being fired. The door of one unit was struck, however the home was empty at the time and no one was injured. The block's front security door was also badly damaged in the incident. A crime scene was established and foren- sics officers and detectives from the Flemington command attended. Inquiries are continuing. Anyone with information should contact Auburn police via CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000. special buys from thurs 02 jul special buysTM smarter shopping aldi.com.au $99 $1491kg gourmet tomatoes $1.49 per kg $1992kg washed potatoes 99.5c per kg 2kg $1993kg navel oranges 66.3c per kg 3kg $1991kg pink lady apples $1.99 per kg available in two tone red or blue $4999
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