Basil Jurrah, alleged victim of an assault by Liam Jurrah, has given evidence about his drinking on the day. He said he bought a two litre "four corner bottle" of Jim Beam to drink at his aunty's house at Hidden Valley town camp. KIERAN FINNANE reports. Pictured:After yesterday's disturbances outside the court, mounted police took up position near the steps for part of this morning. Jurrah's legal team is seen leaving the court in the lunch break.
A witness in the Liam Jurrah trial, 23-year-old Bruno Wilson (pictured), has told the court that he lied in a statement to police when he said that Liam Jurrah had a nulla nulla and that he hit Basil Jurrah with it three times. He said he lied because he felt under pressure; that the police officer taking his statement repeatedly asked him whether Liam Jurrah had a weapon and only stopped when he finally said that he did. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
PHOTO below: Police intervened as tempers flared outside the court on several occasions.
During the Eighties, I dialed 000 one night as half a dozen young men were left lying, stabbed with flagon shards when a fight broke out on a dance floor that I regularly promoted, so imagine my droll reaction when seated in the Todd Mall last Saturday, as I saw a young bloke carrying one of the new "33% more" empties. I said to my friend, “he’s carrying a weapon.” Within seconds and metres from our table, he smashed it over the head of another bloke, who pulled a knife. Simultaneously, a middle-aged woman came up to our table and held the stump of an amputated hand in my face while chopping at it with the other hand. In a comment piece, RUSSELL GUY reflects on the opportunity of Saturday's council election to put an end to the bigger is better mentality in the availability of alcohol. IMAGE: The new "Peel off here" - "33% more" sticker on the trendy new bottle.