30 October 2020

Goulburn inmate allegedly threatened to kill a woman and her children

| Hannah Sparks
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A Goulburn inmate was arrested on Thursday after he allegedly threatened to kill a woman and her children. Photo: NSW Police.

A male inmate in Goulburn has been charged by the Criminal Groups Squad following investigations into alleged threats made to harm a woman and her children.

On Sunday, 25 October, the State Crime Command’s Criminal Groups Squad commenced an investigation following information from Corrective Services NSW that an inmate had made threats over the phone to a 45-year-old woman he knows.

Following inquiries, detectives attended the prison in Goulburn and arrested a 42-year-old man at about 1:30 pm yesterday (29 October).

He was taken to Goulburn Police Station where he was charged with using a carriage service to menace/harass/offend.

He was also served with a provisional apprehended violence order to prevent him from contacting or seeing the woman and the children.

The 42-year-old will appear at Goulburn Local Court on Wednesday, 9 December before returning to prison.

Police will allege in court that the man threatened to kill the woman and her children.

Criminal Groups Squad Commander Detective Superintendent Robert Critchlow said criminal behaviour will not be accepted regardless of where people are.

“Here we have a man, who we will allege that despite being behind bars following a life of crime, seems determined to continue to commit offences,” Detective Superintendent Critchlow said.

“Once again, we are having to remind these criminals that it doesn’t matter where you are, whether you are at home, on the street or in this case in jail, if you step out of line, we will be there to deliver the consequences.

“And we are not alone, we will continue to work with our partners, such as Corrective Services NSW, to ensure illegal activities are met with arrests, charges and prosecution.”

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