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A man facing Griffith District Court on child sex abuse charges allegedly attempted to slit his wrists and throat as he awaited a trial outcome. It is believed the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was in a court room before a judge and jury recently when it became apparent he had injured himself. He was taken to Griffith Base Hospital with self-inflicted wounds to his wrists and neck after allegedly smuggling a sharp object into court.
The incident has seen the NSW Government come under fire for their handling of security and funding in regional court rooms. Despite that, and despite Labor raising this issue, the Government has sat on its hands.
The Sheriff is continually reviewing security at court houses across the state as required. At courts in Wagga and Albury, where District Court also sits, metal detectors are in place. Across the border in Wodonga, scanners were installed and new security personnel hired last December amid concerns about violence at venues.
Two years later then-Attorney General Brad Hazzard said Australian Federal Police were conducting a review into court security across the state at his own request. The court is an important hub within the community. I encourage community discussion around this issue. Your ad blocker may be preventing you from being able to log in or subscribe. Home News National. The defendant has been refused bail and awaits sentencing. Security scans to be conducted at Wodonga court for the first time Port Macquarie and Wagga court houses equipped with metal detectors Court security to be reviewed.
There are currently about court complexes in within NSW. Mr Davidge said this incident was the first of its kind during his time in Griffith. Mr Blomfield feels security protocols may need reevaluating in light of recent events. Area News, Griffith. Ad blocker issue Your ad blocker may be preventing you from being able to log in or subscribe.Sex in griffith
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