VILE dashcam footage has emerged showing a man laughing in sheer delight as he deliberately mows down a mob of emus. In the disgusting video the man can be heard yelling “f***ing emus” while speeding along a rural road somewhere in the Australian outback. In the clip it is clear he is taking sadistic pleasure in running down the emus as they flee for their lives, counting “one, two three,' as each bird was hit by his vehicle. Hysterical laughing can be heard, before he joyously shouts: “This is f***ing great. I’ve got that one too… and that one.” His speedometer appears to show the truck driving more than 120 km/h (74mph), so the birds, which can sprint to speed of 31mph had no chance of escaping. The video lasts for about 40 seconds but in that short time he appears to hit 13 or 14 of them. Where and when the video was filmed is unknown at present. The brute does switch the camera over to flee his gleeful face as he laughs uncontrollably and … [Read more...] about Disturbing video of laughing driver DELIBERATELY ploughing into a mob of emus at 75mph
A SCHOOLGIRL was horribly mauled by a shark at the same Great Barrier Reef island in Australia where less than 24 hours before a woman was bitten while swimming. Dramatic pictures show the 46-year-old being rescued by helicopter yesterday from Cid Harbour on Whitsunday Islands off the Queensland state coast after the beast gnawed on her upper leg. The girl, who was holidaying with her father and sister, was attacked just hours later. She is in a critical condition and will have surgery. She had lost a significant amount of blood after she was bitten on the thigh, said Queensland ambulance operations manager Tracey Eastwick. Ms Eastwick told reporters: "It is horrific - for us as a community of paramedics it is quite confronting to have two similar incidents in the space of less than 24 hours.” The last shark attack in the area was eight years ago. The Queensland government will set three drum lines in the area in a bid to stop more attacks from what could be the same killer … [Read more...] about Great Barrier Reef shark attacks leave girl, 12, and female holidaymaker fighting for their lives ‘with serious leg and torso injuries’
A young boy has been arrested in Australia after he admitted putting needles in strawberries. Detectives from New South Wales said that a young boy was arrested in the last few days after he “admitted to a prank” which involved putting needles in the fruit. Police in Australia are investigating more than 100 reports of needles found in fruit. They believe that there is more than one perpetrator and that some of the cases are the work of copycat offenders or hoaxes. NSW Acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith said: “Obviously in the last few days we found a young person has admitted to a prank, including putting needles in strawberries.” Mr Smith said the boy will be dealt with under the youth cautioning system, Seven News reports. In a statement released by NSW on Tuesday, a spokesman for the force said offenders found guilty of deliberately contaminating food face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. … [Read more...] about Boy arrested in Australia after ‘admitting putting needles in fruit’
Want to read more?We value our content and our journalists, so to get full access to all your local news updated 7-days-a-week – PLUS an e-edition of the Oban Times – subscribe today for as little as 56 pence per week. Subscribe Now Oban OAP Kay Simpson is on a year-long challenge trucking across Australia’s outback in memory of a fellow road-tripper and soulmate. In 2002, The Oban Times featured a photo of retired vet Kay with her partner Duncan Strachan on top of Queensland’s most famous Big Red sand dune. They were with travelling with Robert Cruikshank ‘Cruiky’, who still lives in Oban. This time she is back in Oz on a solo adventure but has been joined for the most ‘difficult bit’ by friend Debbie Proudfoot, from Fife.Debbie, 52, who is also taking on the challenge in memory of her late partner, is walking 10 miles a day in the dunes in aid of a cancer charity. Kay arrived in Perth mid April and the Toyota Landcruiser … [Read more...] about Kay’s outback adventure at 72
EOGHAN McDermott is an Irish voiceover and TV & radio presenter - and he can currently be heard narrating Love Island Australia. But, who is his girlfriend and what radio and TV shows is he on? Let's get the lowdown... Who is Love Island Australia narrator Eoghan McDermott? Eoghan McDermott was born in Limerick, Ireland, on April 15, 1983 - that makes him 35. Although he was born in Limerick, he grew up in Dublin - and his father is author Kevin McDermott. He started his career as an actor, playing the lead role of Pete in TG4 youth drama Seacht. Who's Eoghan's girlfriend? Eoghan has been dating Aoife Melia, a doctor, since last year. They used to date while they were in University College Dublin together before parting ways after they graduated. But the couple rekindled their romance late last year, and they're now living together. Eoghan said: "She's beautiful and has brains to boot. It's been really lovely living together. "It's been very uneventful, but in the best possible way … [Read more...] about Who is Love Island Australia narrator Eoghan McDermott, does he have a girlfriend and what radio and TV shows is he on?