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Another Canberra star locked up for police punch up

myrrh ken

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Police have charged Tom Starling over a pub altercation, with the latest incident clouding his future and that of fellow Canberra hooker Josh Hodgson.
Starling was one of four people charged following an alleged intimidation incident over the weekend in the same region he was involved in an incident last year. The 23-year-old was charged with threaten/cause injury to potential juror/witness and for offensive behaviour in a public place.

Sources with knowledge of the situation said the scene was attended by the same police unit that investigated Starling’s previous incident. All but one of the seven charges against Starling from the initial incident have been dropped, with the dummy half pleading not guilty to the final charge of hindering an officer.
The latest incident raises fresh questions about his career, just as he was finalising an upgraded and extended Raiders deal that would result in him remaining in the nation’s capital until the end of 2024.

Hodgson is contracted to the Raiders next year, but was tipped to join Wests Tigers after being given permission to speak to other clubs. If the price was right, Hodgson was set to shift to Concord, but the Green Machine may now opt to block the move given the cloud over Starling.

According to a police statement, Starling was one of four people refused entry to a licensed premises on the Terrigal Esplanade over the weekend due to capacity limits. It is alleged the group became agitated and threatened a security guard on several occasions before walking away from the venue.
Tom Starling is again in trouble with the law.

Tom Starling is again in trouble with the law.CREDIT:NRL PHOTOS
Officers from Brisbane Water Police District attended a short time later and attempted to speak to the group before Starling and a 20-year-old woman fled on foot. The other men, aged 20 and 25, yelled and hindered police during their inquiries
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After the police launched an investigation, Starling and the other two men attended Gosford Police Station at 9am today, where they were arrested and charged. The woman attended later in the morning and was also arrested and charged.
 

Vee

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According to a police statement, Starling was one of four people refused entry to a licensed premises on the Terrigal Esplanade over the weekend due to capacity limits. It is alleged the group became agitated and threatened a security guard on several occasions before walking away from the venue.

Officers from Brisbane Water Police District attended a short time later and attempted to speak to the group before Starling and a 20-year-old woman fled on foot. The other men, aged 20 and 25, yelled and hindered police during their inquiries.
Not sure why Brisbane Water police would attend.
 

mxlegend99

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Raiders are awesome. Bunch of drunk merkins that love to get into fights, and they're trying to add Adam Elliott to the roster. Luckily the media love Ricky so they don't get slammed too badly for it.

Hopefully Tyrone May gets sacked and joins the Raiders along with Elliott.
 

baselinepanther

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sounds like the same inspector plod halfwits have gone over board ... again
Tom seems to have a few issues with alcohol , but reading that piece there , its a bit of name calling & very much on the minor side of things.

Tom needs to pull his head in & the riot act read to him.
A fine , move on
 
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Valheru

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Don't sleep on the raiders getting the wooden spoon next year

They are only a few losses on the trot from complete capitulation IMO.
 

Spot On

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Raiders are awesome. Bunch of drunk merkins that love to get into fights, and they're trying to add Adam Elliott to the roster. Luckily the media love Ricky so they don't get slammed too badly for it.

Hopefully Tyrone May gets sacked and joins the Raiders along with Elliott.
Club is absolutely f**ked due to piss poor recruitment.

Good stuff!
 

SLRBRONCOS

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Imagine if a Raiders player allegedly racially vilified a 20 year old girl. Honey this thread would lift off.

Where is the squid mouth teddy thread?
 

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