News

No cause for alarm as car crashes through garage near mosque

HOW BIZARRE: Inspector Keith McDonald (far right) speaks to a resident after a car crashed into a garage next to the Islamic Society of Ipswich.
HOW BIZARRE: Inspector Keith McDonald (far right) speaks to a resident after a car crashed into a garage next to the Islamic Society of Ipswich. David Nielsen

IPSWICH police were given a scare when reports came through on Monday of a car going through a garage next to the Islamic Society of Ipswich.

But their concerns were soon allayed when it was discovered an 84-year-old lady had lost control of her car in North Ipswich.

"We had a car into a garage beside a mosque and that was a concern," Inspector Keith McDonald said.

"But we got there and realised there was nothing untoward in the activity of the driver.

MAKING NEWS TODAY...

Police charge three boys after car chase through Ipswich

Police make first arrest after hammer attack on taxi driver

"It just happened to be a poor old dear who had a medical episode as she was driving down the road.

"I was only five minutes away when the job went down, so I popped over to have a look."

Australia has raised its terrorism level to high, and as a result local police are now kitted in a way they never were before.

"I have to be fully kitted and ready to go at all times until the security threat is redetermined," Insp McDonald said.

"Normally all I would wear is just a uniform, so now all I have to wear all my accoutrements like my gun and my taser."

MAKING NEWS TODAY...

No cause for alarm as car crashes through garage near mosque

Our muslims do city proud, says Neumann

Police in Ipswich have their hands full dealing with often violent crimes, as in the case of the taxi driver who was hit on the head by a hammer, but Insp McDonald said the Islamic community of Ipswich was an "extremely peaceful" group.

"They are very good people," he said.

"Probably 90 % of people in Ipswich wouldn't know that we have our own mosque.

"They don't cause us any grief whatsoever."

MAKING NEWS TODAY...

Young teenager is already on the road to ruin

Company using bees to avoid paying more tax, says Council

Topics:  traffic accident




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

3 easy dinner recipes your kids will love, and so will you

No Caption

THERE is a middle ground! Dinners fit for kids and adults.

How to reduce your child's risk of food allergies

ABOUT 90% of food allergies are caused by just seven foods.

5 good mental health habits for kids (and parents)

CRYING OUT FOR HELP: The demand for counselling support for children and young people is increasing.

FORMING good habits early is critical for your child's mental health.

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Susie O'Neill: Why I stopped smacking my children

Swimming legend Susie O'Neill says she has stopped smacking her kids.

“I (smacked) because that’s what I knew growing up."

Introducing a step-parent into the family

Introducing a step-parent into the family can be stressful for the children, as well as the new parent.

THERE is no easy way to introduce a step parent into the family.

Maughan the first senator

OLD WORLD: Dirt roads, horses and buggies and pedestrians, were common on Limestone Hill in the early 1900s.

He was elected in 1899

LNP promise to upgrade roads for heavy vehicle management

LNP Candidate for Blair Teresa Harding announced the new road funding with Somerset Regional Council Mayor, Graeme Lehmann.

The LNP has pledged cash to improve Ipswich roads

Neumann notes the reasons why voters get in early in 2016

INFLUX: Shayne Neumann, pictured at the 2013 pre-poll, says more voters are availing themselves of pre-poll booths in 2016.

Pre-poll voting on the rise as school holidays beckon

Latest deals and offers

Justice Lucy McCallum

Justice Lucy McCallum

Justice Lucy McCallum says she reduced Oliver Curtis's sentence due to comments...

Perisher has 50cm of snow

Resort to open after 50cm of snow.

Smiggin Holes and Blue Cow to open after 50cm of snaow falls in Perisher valley.

Hey Mumma Exercise

Do you think kids these days need more exercise?

Do you think kids these days need more exercise?

Is this state’s cheapest house?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward

Rockhampton property in a lull, but a change is coming

Rockhampton's housing market in "pre-election mode"