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Search for weapons utilized in suspected Gold Coast murder

Posted December 03, 2015 13:22:18

A search is underway on the Gold Coast for a weapon police think was utilised in the suspected murder of Gold Coast man Gregory Dufty.

Detective Superintendent Dave Hutchinson stated one particular of the three males charged over the 37-year-old’s death gave details with regards to the disposal of weapons.

Police and State Emergency Service volunteers are scouring three regions in Oxenford, about 300 metres apart.

Mr Dufty was last seen at his former partner’s residence in Ashmore on the evening of July 6.

He spent the day with his ex-partner and kids, then left the home in a rented ute and in no way returned.

Police are trying to make contact with a person who gave an anonymous tip-off to Crime Stoppers on November 27.

The informant convinced officers they had “sufficient info” that they knew what happened.

“3 have been charged, we are nonetheless of the view that at least 1 and possibly two others had been involved,” Detective Hutchinson mentioned.

“We are also convinced the group of folks involved that night have spoken about what occurred.

“We do think there are men and women out there who know exactly where Greg Dufty’s body is positioned.”

Subjects: murder-and-manslaughter, missing-person, law-crime-and-justice, ashmore-4214, southport-4215

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SA firearm amnesty to quit weapons ‘falling into incorrect hands’

Posted December 01, 2015 07:59:20

A gun amnesty aimed at reducing the number of unwanted and unregistered firearms in South Australia has begun.

People can hand in weapons at police stations and 45 firearms dealers across the state for the next seven months.

A firearms bill will also be considered in Parliament this week, which could see a permanent amnesty introduced if it passes.

Police Minister Tony Piccolo said the current amnesty was about making the community safer.

Assistant Commissioner Philip Newitt said the amnesty was about taking unwanted guns out of the community and out of criminals’ reach.

“In the last three financial years 670 firearms were reported stolen in South Australia,” Mr Newitt said.

“Of those, more than 55 per cent were stolen from people living in rural areas.

“We know that criminals value firearms and so all guns are at risk of being stolen and falling into the wrong hands.

“We’re calling on all gun owners or people holding guns, to hand in any firearms no-longer used such as inherited or old firearms gathering dust.”

He said any firearm, firearm part or ammunition could be surrendered.

Possessing an unregistered or illegal firearm is against the law and attracts penalties of up to $ 50,000 or imprisonment for up to 10 years.

Topics: crime, crime-prevention, law-crime-and-justice, states-and-territories, state-parliament, adelaide-5000, sa

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