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Irfan Yusuf grew up in Sydney and has worked as a lawyer in NSW, QLD, Victoria, Tasmania and WA. He is an award-winning author and has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Canberra Times, NZ Herald, Crikey and ABC The Drum.
THE BATTLE OF KELLETT STREET! The day gangs of men pulled their razors out for Tilly Devine & Kate Leigh
HISTORICAL CRIME: It was August 8, 1929. Officers stepped over shards of broken glass and stones on the infamous Kellett Street, near Kings Cross. Blood trailed out from a flat and onto the narrow bitumen. There Tilly Devine’s men had faced off against the men of her nemesis, the incarcerated drug dealer Kate Leigh.
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A NSW Police officer who viciously beat up a defenseless motorist with “a kick, three punches and a stomp” following a pursuit near Newcastle has escaped all punishment after he successfully convinced a court that he had no memory of the incident and was acting like an ‘automaton’.