The officer approached Bird at a nightclub in February and bought six ecstasy tablets from him as part of an operation targeting dealers in Perth and Northbridge.
Over the next three months, the undercover officer contacted Bird three more times and asked him if he could buy drugs…
A central Queensland farmer spent an hour fighting off an intense bushfire with flames up to 12 metres high to protect his crop and home north of Rockhampton.
- ‘Ferocious’ fires threatened Jeff Pershouse’s 1,000 mango trees and crops
- Jeff and local firefighters worked for hours to keep the flames at bay
- His wife says he is a ‘hero’ but doesn’t think the emotional toll has hit him yet
Jeff Pershouse managed to save 1,000 mango trees and other small vegetable crops at his farm near The Caves after putting a call out for help on Facebook, when his calls to triple zero initially went unanswered.
He said after an hour about 30 locals and rural firefighters came to his aid.
“It was just ferocious — travelling at high speeds and just uncontrollable,” he said.
Residents returning to their homes in Mount Larcom in central Queensland have described intense winds — “like tornado winds” — fanning the bushfire, while another local estimated flames being up to 20 metres high.
Mount Larcom was evacuated yesterday before fires swept through last night.
Today in the town the ground is scorched and everything is covered in black ash, but so far there are no reports of any homes being lost…