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ASSISTANCE SOUGHT TO FIND MISSING GOLD COAST MAN

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a 48-year-old man reported missing from the Gold Coast. Martin Barrell was last seen at an address on Regatta Drive in Oxenford around 10:30 in the morning on December 28. Mr Barrell has not been seen by friends or family since, and concerns are held for his welfare as the disappearance is out of character. He is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 185cm tall, of a medium build with short, shaved brown hair.

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GOLF BUGGY MISHAP RESULTS IN PASSENGER DEATH ON THE GOLD COAST

Police are investigating a fatal vehicle crash on the Gold Coast, after one of the men involved died of his injuries yesterday afternoon. According to police, around 8:40pm on Monday, a golf buggy with three male occupants was travelling on Bolsena Circuit in Hope Island, when the front seat passenger has fallen out and struck his head on the road. The 21-year-old man was taken to hospital, but passed away yesterday afternoon as a result of his injuries sustained in the crash. The 20-year-old driver and a 20-year-old passenger were not injured.

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SAFETY BLITZ NETS DRINK DRIVERS ON THE GOLD COAST

The Christmas Road Safety Campaign has continued to net speeding and drink-driving motorists on the Gold Coast. In one incident, a 33-year-old woman was charged after allegedly returning a Breath Alcohol Concentration of 0.252, more than five times the legal limit at Burleigh Heads around 6pm last night. Almost 1,600 speeding motorists were also nabbed across Queensland on day three of the campaign, with one motorist posting 155km/h in a 110km/h zone on the Pacific Motorway at Pimpama. The campaign continues until January 3.

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HOLD-UP DOESN’T GO COMPLETELY TO PLAN IN SURFERS PARADISE

A man armed with a handgun has held up a licensed premises on the Gold Coast overnight. At around 9:30pm, the man entered the venue on Pine Avenue in Surfers Paradise, demanding money. A 26-year-old female staff member handed over a sum of cash. The man has then attempted to flee, but slipped and dropped some of the money. One of the patrons has then chased the intruder from the premises. Nobody was injured. Police attended the scene but the offender could not be located. The man was dressed in black, and had his face concealed.

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POLICE HUNT TRIO AFTER GOLD COAST ROBBERY

Three men are on the run after a robbery on the Gold Coast earlier today. According to police, about 10 o’clock this morning three men wearing balaclavas entered an automotive business on Kendor Street in Arundel. Reports suggest the men forced a 65-year-old male staff member to the ground before tying him up. They then stole money from the victim’s wallet before fleeing in a grey Colorado ute along Brisbane Road. The men are described as being Pacific Islander in appearance with dark complexions, and around 6 feet tall.

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GOLD COAST MAN THREATENS WOMAN AND CHILD

A man is wanted by police after he threatened a woman and a child on the Gold Coast yesterday afternoon. 48-year-old Darren Windeatt went to a unit on Bottlewood Circuit in Burleigh Waters yesterday, where he is alleged to have physically threatened a 43-year-old woman and a five-year-old girl. The woman and child are thought to be known to the man, but neither were physically injured during the incident. Police believe Windeatt may be armed, and the public is warned not to approach him. He’s described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 175cm tall with a proportionate build, brown hair, hazel eyes and a beard.

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CONCERNS HELD FOR MISSING GOLD COAST MAN

Police are appealing to the public to help locate a man reported missing on the Gold Coast. Stephen Naylor was last seen at an address on Katandra Crescent in Ormeau, around 9am on October 2. Police hold concerns for the 57-year-old, as he suffers from a medical condition. He is described as Caucasian with a fair complexion, proportionate build, approximately 170cm tall, green eyes with short light brown hair and walks with a limp. He has a colour tattoo of a tiger on his right chest and a large cherub with wings and roses on his back. Mr Naylor usually dresses in a singlet and shorts, and is believed to be travelling in a blue 2006 Holden Rodeo utility NSW registration BFH39S.

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WEAPONS CHARGES LAID ON THE GOLD COAST

Two men have been charged with weapon offences after they allegedly threatened a third man on the Gold Coast. Shortly before 10pm last night, police responded to reports of a disturbance at an address on Salamau Drive in Runaway Bay. Police allege two men, armed with a baseball bat and a rifle, attended the address and threatened a 35-year-old male resident. The two assailants fled in a vehicle, but police were able to track them from helicopter. Police subsequently descended on an address on Marina Quays Boulevard in Hope Island where the two men – both aged 33 – were arrested, allegedly in possession of firearms and other weapons. The pair have been charged with two counts each of unlawful possession of weapons. It is believed the men were known to each other.

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POLICE PRAISE BEHAVIOUR OF STUDENTS AS SCHOOLIES KICKS OFF ON THE GOLD COAST

Police have praised the behaviour of students after official schoolies celebrations began on the Gold Coast last night. Thousands of school leavers congregated around Surfers Paradise to enjoy the entertainment and facilities provided. Seven people were arrested on 11 offences relating to public nuisance and drug possession. Another 19 people who were non-schoolies were arrested on 25 charges relating to public nuisance and good order offences.

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FAKE INFRINGEMENT NOTICES USED IN GOLD COAST EMAIL SCAM

People on the Gold Coast are being advised to be on the lookout, following a recent scam involving fake emails claiming to be ‘Infringement Notices’. Police became aware of the scam after a local resident received a number of emails claiming they had to pay an amount in relation to a ‘negligent driving’ offence. The man realised the infringement was a scam and brought it to the attention of police. Police advise that if you receive an email of this nature and are unsure of it’s are legitimacy, please report the matter to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network. Police suspect that a link in the email contains a virus, and recommended not to open any attachments.

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