Friday 18th October, 2019
Media Release|Police pursuit policy must be limited to avoid more deaths
Two years after the tragic death of Raymond Noel Lindsay Thomas during a police pursuit on 25 June 2017, a Direction Hearing yesterday before Coroner John Olle raised questions about inconsistencies in the evidence, including when police officers commenced the pursuit, and the speed their vehicle was travelling at.
The Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS) is representing the family of Raymond Noel, a 29-year-old Gunnai, Gunditjmara, and Wiradjuri man, who tragically passed away after sustaining injuries during the pursuit. At the time, Raymond Noel was driving home from Woolworths in Preston South to his home in Thornbury.