Author: Bayside News

Detectives from the Frankston Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team are on the hunt for a man who exposed himself to an elderly woman in Carrum Downs last year. Investigators have been told the 65-year-old woman was walking south on Lyrebird Drive when she was approached by a man who appeared to be fiddling with his fly around 7.15am on 13 November. As he got closer, the woman noticed that he had exposed himself and she ran away in alarm. As she began jogging towards home, the man jumped in his car and drove past her. Detectives believe the…

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WARM weather last weekend had beachgoers flocking to the sea and sand, with lifesavers from Mentone to Carrum reporting business as usual. Theirs were among the 56 patrolled beaches – and 30,685 volunteer members across the state – back at work for the 2014-15 summer season. “We ask all beachgoers to take care of themselves and assist our lifesavers by swimming at the patrolled beaches, between the red and yellow flags. If our lifesavers can’t see you, they can’t save you,” LSV manager lifesaving operations Greg Scott said. “While we encourage people to get outdoors and enjoy our coast, it’s…

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Police are appealing for public information following an attempted abduction in Oakleigh on Monday 25 August. Investigators have been told a 19-year-old woman was walking west along Atherton Road near the intersection of Station Street around 10.40am when she saw a man leaning against the bonnet of a car. She noticed the car was running and the passenger door was slightly ajar. As she walked past, the man jumped out and grabbed her by the arm, pulling her towards the car. The young woman screamed and her attacker kissed her, in an apparent attempt to smother her cries. The teenager managed to get away by…

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SURGERY to ease the suffering of long-term asthma sufferers is now available at Frankston Hospital. It is the first time surgery to reduce the effects of asthma attacks on chronic asthma sufferers for whom traditional medications do not work has been offered in Victoria. Peninsula Health’s director of thoracic medicine, Professor David Langton, performed the procedure for the first time last week while accompanied by Harvard professor of medicine, Dr Armin Ernst, who pioneered the procedure. The bronchial thermoplasty procedure involves inserting a bronchoscope, or small tube, down the patient’s airway and into their lungs whilst they are under anaesthesia.…

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Sexual Crime Squad detectives are appealing for witnesses following a sexual assault on a woman in Mordialloc on 22 February. A 19-year-old woman got off a Frankston-bound train at Mordialloc Railway Station with an unknown man whom she struck up a conversation with just after midnight. The pair walked together north-east along Bear Street to a reserve, near the corner of Chute Street, when the man sexually assaulted the victim. The offender then fled the scene and was last seen walking along Bear Street. The victim ran back to the railway station where she raised the alarm. The man is…

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