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Police defend delayed response to alleged vicious mother-son murder

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The Police Commissioner is refuting reports suggesting officers refused to attend a woman’s home in the lead up to her alleged murder.

Joan Drane phoned triple zero with concerns about her son’s mental health two days before her body was located by a relative — he’s since been charged with her death.

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Police did not attend following the initial request for help, but paramedics did.

Police Commissioner Col Blanch tolf Gary Adshead on 6PR Mornings police would have been there if there was an imminent threat of violence.

 

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