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Updated July 24, 2019 10:43:33
Here’s what you need to know this morning.
Indecent assaults on transport targeted by police
Police Transport Command has launched an appeal for information about multiple indecent assaults on Sydney trains and buses.
Incidents include a 19-year-old woman allegedly indecently assaulted on a train travelling from St James to Auburn last August.
Police would like to speak to a man of Indian Sub-Continental appearance, about 165cm tall, aged in his late 20s or early 30s. The woman took a photo of the man after the alleged assault.
Other alleged indecent assaults were on an 18-year-old woman travelling by bus from Parramatta to Baulkham Hills in March and a 14-year-old girl travelling from Blacktown to Glenwood in May.
Polluting pool closed
The Kogarah War Memorial Pool in Sydney’s south has been shut indefinitely after the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) found it was leaking and polluting a local river.
The Georges River Council said the pool had been closed to prevent further pollution of the Georges River and Kogarah Bay.
Mayor Kevin Greene said the ageing pool had severe cracking across major sections, including its foundations.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Labor both pledged $5 million to the pool ahead of the federal election earlier this year.
Rat outbreak puts dogs at risk
As the City of Sydney ramps up efforts to cull growing numbers of rats by doubling baits, experts have warned dog owners to exercise caution when walking their four-legged friends.
Unprecedented levels of construction have stirred up vermin, which has resulted in an outbreak of the bacterial infection leptospirosis, from which six dogs have died.
But the increase in baits could also prove fatal for dogs and University of Sydney experts are advising owners to keep dogs on leashes in affected areas in the inner city and inner west.
Owners are also advised to have their dogs vaccinated against leptospirosis immediately.
Ice smuggled in snow globes
A haul of the drug ice worth $1 million was found in a shipment of snow globes from Canada.
The liquid form of methamphetamine was found in 15 snow globes, after they were x-rayed and tested in a shipment that arrived in Sydney.
The snow globes have animal figures inside, including an alpaca, as seen in a video filmed by Australian Border Force officers.
The snow globes are subject to further tests, with the investigation handed over to the Australian Federal Police.
Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming west to south westerly in the morning.
First posted July 24, 2019 07:32:39