26 Apr 2010

Crown seeks judge-only trial over nationwide raids

1:36 pm on 26 April 2010

The Crown has lodged an application for the trial of 18 people caught up in the nationwide police raids to be heard by a judge only.

The group faces a variety of firearm charges stemming from the raids which took place in October 2007.

Five people also face a charge of participating in a criminal group.

The reasons the Crown want the trial to be heard only by a judge are suppressed.