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1. Police officer said woman’s breast cancer: “Not their problem.”
A woman has been fined for incorrectly wearing a seatbelt after she attached a bulldog clip to stop the pain from the belt where she had a breast cancer related operation.
Lin Riley, 68, had been pulled over on Oxford Street in Sydney for a random breath test and presented her licence to the police officer.
The officer noticed her seatbelt was harnessed with a bulldog clip and asked Ms Riley why.
She told The Daily Telegraph she had various treatments on her left breast for breast cancer, which resulted in a mastectomy.
“The belt made it very uncomfortable to drive, so when I didn’t have a passenger or I couldn’t catch public transport, I put a bulldog clip where the seatbelt comes out of the roller,” she said.
“It just lifts the belt away from my chest just a small amount so it doesn’t go tight across my left side and cause me pain.”
The officer noticed her seatbelt was harnessed with a bulldog clip and asked Ms Riley why. Via IStock.
When the officer noticed the clip he said to Ms Riley ‘That’s not my problem,’” she said.
“I told him and showed him that I still had the belt on, and the officer just said that my issues weren’t his problem.
“He asked me to pull over to the side of the road, and another officer walked over to my car and asked why I was still there. I explained to the him about my breast cancer and my seatbelt, and that officer didn’t care either.”
“The officer walked away with my licence, and kept me waiting for 35 minutes,” she said.
“Then when he returned with the ticket, he said, ‘I’ve done you a favour, and the ticket will only be for $360.’
Ms Riley’s oncologist later gave her a certificate saying he had never heard of such an attitude from police.
News Limited reports that Ms Riley had broken the law as she didn’t have a medical certificate with her at the time of infringement.
“It’s just really unfortunate because the officers were so rude and not understanding of my situation. When they said my health problems weren’t their problems ... that really upset me to be frank.’’
News Limited reports police have now ben in touch with Ms Riley and apologised.
2. Tori Johnson’s last text message.
The inquest into the Lindt Café siege has shown cafe manager Tori Johnson’s final text message – sent just 30 minutes before he was killed.
At 1.43am on December 16, 2014 trapped inside the Lindt Café by gunman Man Monis Mr. Johnson wrote:
“He’s increasingly agitated. Walks around when he hears noises outside with a hostage in front of him. Wants to release one person in good faith. Tell police.”
His previous text message at 10pm had simply read “I love you all. Still alive. Very scared.”
3. ‘Wolf Creek’ rapist jailed for nine years.
A man who kidnapped, drugged and raped a German backpacker has been sentenced to nine years jail.
Peter Van de Wetering, 48, pleading guilty to multiple offences, including kidnapping and rape.