Stab­bing leads to search

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PO­LICE are search­ing for a 25-year-old man in re­la­tion to a stab­bing in Alice Springs.

South­ern Drug In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit of­fi­cers be­lieve Ni­cholas Mun­nich, de­scribed as indige­nous in ap­pear­ance, mus­cu­lar and 155cm tall, can as­sist their in­quiries af­ter it is al­leged a dis­pute broke out be­tween a 30-year-old man and an un­known man af­ter 6.50pm on Tues­day.

The 30-year-old man re­ceived a se­ri­ous gash to his neck af­ter the other man pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the neck be­fore flee­ing. The vic­tim is in a sta­ble con­di­tion in Alice Springs Hos­pi­tal. A CON­VICTED drug dealer has been ap­pointed NT Thun­der Academy Coach.

AFLNT an­nounced the ap­point­ment of Ja­son Roe yes­ter­day. AFLNT Man­ager of Ta­lent and Path­ways Wally Gal­lio said “Ja­son’s strengths are his abil­ity to build strong re­la­tion­ships, he has good com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills and can read peo­ple well”.

In 2015, Roe was given an 18-month sus­pended prison sen­tence. He faced a max­i­mum 14 years be­hind bars when he pleaded guilty to one count of sup­ply­ing a to­tal 756g of cannabis — a com­mer­cial quan­tity — to an­other per­son. Jus­tice Stephen South­wood told the for­mer Bris­bane Li­ons player, who also men­tored young indige­nous sports­men and was in­volved in the Ter­ri­tory’s Clon­tarf ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram, that his “con­duct was far more se­ri­ous than a stupid mis­take”. “For most Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple in the NT foot­ball means hope and pride, it’s a pow­er­ful so­cial agent that pro­vides a ve­hi­cle for achieve­ment for many dis­ad­van­taged young men,” he said. “By choos­ing to hold your­self up as a role model ... you have let a lot of peo­ple down.”

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