Bleeding man found with knife in pants

NEXT time Corey Earl wishes to remain discreet, he may think twice about carrying a blood-soaked bandage with him, after Tuesday's appearance in Gladstone Magistrates Court.

Walking alone down a busy road at 3am on August 9, Earl's appearance immediately raised the suspicions of police officers during a routine patrol.

Spotted walking along Emmadale Dr in the early hours of the morning, police approached Earl to decipher what had happened.

With his hand bleeding and wrapped in a white t-shirt, Earl was asked by police to empty the contents of his pockets.

The defendant complied, but when police noticed a bulge in his trousers, they proceeded to conduct a pat-down search.

A single-blade knife was then uncovered in the jean pocket of his pants.

Earl appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday to answer to one charge of possession of a knife in a public place.

The defendant, a second-year apprentice electrician, pleaded guilty and was fined $400 with a conviction recorded.


Motorway shut-down after crash involving 'several' vehicles

Motorway shut-down after crash involving 'several' vehicles

Police have not arrived on scene, delays are expected

Shoppers are no longer carrying their wallets

Shoppers are no longer carrying their wallets

CONSUMERS are ditching their wallets in droves and instead choosing to pay other...

Your next career: Inside the life of a snake catcher

Your next career: Inside the life of a snake catcher

They've been bitten on the crotch and come close to death

Local Partners