Posts Tagged ‘Assault’

Auckland shooting: Church caretaker finds man with gunshot wound

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Police are investigating after a man was found at an Auckland CBD church with a gunshot wound this morning. The incident is understood to have taken place near St Patrick’s Cathedral in Wyndham St. Police received a report of a person with a gunshot injury at 7.30 am on Thursday. Read more

UK Muslim convert to Christianity has kneecap smashed

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

A UK man has been seriously assaulted by a gang as a result of his converting from Islam to Christianity. Father-of-six Nissar Hussain from Bradford was left needing surgery after the group broke his kneecap and hand on Wednesday. A pickaxe handle was used by one of the assailants. Mr Hussain, 49, is recovering in Read more

Priest in gun for pointing musket at boy in football spat

Friday, October 9th, 2015

A US priest has pleaded not guilty to charges that came after he pointed a functioning but unloaded musket at an 8-year-old boy. Fr Kevin Carter of New Jersey was charged with child endangerment and aggravated assault. Authorities said the September 13 incident was spurred by a football rivalry, but Fr Carter maintained that it Read more

Irish bishop, 79, punched in face during train trip

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

A retired Irish bishop was punched in the face during a train journey last month. The former Bishop of Kerry, Bishop Bill Murphy, 79, was assaulted by a drunken passenger on the Killarney-Dublin train on August 6. According to reports, the bishop was punched while praying his office. The man who did this reportedly complained Read more

Sydney priest appeals assault ruling, denies smacking boy

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

A Sydney priest is appealing against being found guilty of common assault after he allegedly smacked a child who was misbehaving in church. Fr Terrence Millard denies smacking a nine-year-old boy at St John Vianney church in Greenacre last year. No conviction was recorded against the priest, but Fr Millard went on leave from the Read more

Sydney priest found guilty after smacking boy in church

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

A Sydney Catholic priest has been found guilty of common assault after he smacked a child in a church. Fr Terrence Millard of St John Vianney and St Thomas More parish in Greenacre was found guilty in Bankstown Local Court, but no conviction was recorded against him. The priest denied having hit eight-year-old “Peter” (not his Read more

Violent assault on teenager at Catholic college

Friday, March 21st, 2014

A Wellington teen ended up in hospital with a suspected broken neck after an assault where he was punched unconscious and flung down an embankment by a classmate. Police are investigating the circumstances of the daylight attack on Joseph Nawl, 15, a student at Porirua’s Bishop Viard College, on Wednesday. Doctors at Wellington Hospital initially Read more

Mother offers forgiveness to son’s attacker

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

The mother of a young man who died, after being brutally assaulted in central Auckland, New Zealand, has already forgiven the man accused of causing the injury that to ended his life. Her son, 25-year-old Tarun Asthana died Monday 4 November, two days after suffering critical head injuries in an unproved attack outside a McDonald’s Read more

Nun admits to assault

Friday, June 21st, 2013

In Auckland, New Zealand, a nun has pleaded guilty to two charges of assault on a child. Sister Leva-i-Fangalupe Fono was one of the teachers leading a group practice of an action song for upcoming celebrations at St Patrick’s, Panmure, in April last year. She yelled at the girl, flicked her in the head and Read more

Sexual assault rising in ‘world’s most liveable city’

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Melbourne was recently ranked the world’s most liveable city, yet according to Victorian police crime statistics, those who live in Victoria, Australia are more likely to be sexually assaulted, and physically assaulted at home. The annual Victorian police crime statistics report 83% of sexual assault victims were women 36% of rape victims were raped by someone they Read more