Friday, 4 July 2008

Harbour crash 'driver' goes to police

Police "too busy" to question possible driver of boat in fatal harbour crash.

Matthew Reynolds, the 31-year-old originally thought to be at the helm of the runabout which collided with a fishing boat on Sydney Harbour in May, killing six people, attended Tweed Heads Police Station today.

Mr Reynolds, who said he was too ill to be interviewed by police in the days and weeks after the May 1 collision while he recovered in hospital, finally went to talk to investigators today.

But police were too busy to talk to him, his father says.

Mr Reynolds father Charlie said in May that his son was not steering the runabout at the time of the crash but did know who was.

He said at the time his son would not reveal the identity of the driver because of "legal implications".

Charlie Reynolds today said he drove his son to the police station this morning because police "wanted to ask him a question''.

"[Matthew] hasn't spoken to any police today, no,'' Charlie Reynolds said.

"They have got other work on, more pressing engagements.''

"A 31-year-old man this morning attended Tweed Heads Police Station as part of ongoing investigations into the fatal boat collision on Sydney Harbour in May," a police spokesman said.

"No arrests have been made, no charges have been laid and the investigation is ongoing."

Charlie Reynolds hit back at claims his son had not co-operated with police investigating the harbour tragedy, saying police only asked to see Matthew for the first time two days ago.

"[Police] called the day before yesterday to make an appointment, whenever they want something he will talk to them,'' Charlie Reynolds said.

"He hasn't been avoiding the police or anything. It's been total co-operation.''

The father said Matthew was recovering "slowly'' from injuries sustained in the crash.

Killed in the crash were Stacey Wright, 21, Alex Rumiz, 22, Mr Reynolds's girlfriend Ashlei Ayres, 32, US citizen Jessica Holloway, 25, Elizabeth Holder, 20 and Alexandre Nikakis, 30.

Quote: Seems clearly obvious police and the corporate media intend to cover-up for the publicans and high profile people in this case to the extent that facts will be changed or no interest shown. If you read the links the cover-up here is inescapable as the facts are changed and distorted. However if these people had been from Macquarie Fields those who broke the law would have been charged the day after the incident or as soon as they were released from hospital. It just depends on what class people come from and whom they know as well as the corporate media, pubs and cops work hand in hand to protect corporate and business interests.


Boat safety laws overhauled
The New South Wales Government has announced maritime safety laws will be overhauled, a month after six people died in a boat crash on Sydney Harbour.

Boat tragedy: mystery over driver?
Three weeks after the Sydney Harbour tragedy, police have yet to establish who was driving the runabout that collided with a fishing trawler, killing six young people.

Boat driver in fatal crash revealed: cover-up
Cocktail barman Percy Small has been named as the man at the wheel of the runabout when it crashed into a larger fishing boat, killing six people. It is believed those on board have also claimed that a third person may have been at the wheel during some point in the journey, News Limited [Limited News] reports. [???] [An attempt now to place someone that was allegedly not drunk at the helm???] Quote: "Witnesses have told police that after Mr Reynolds, a qualified skipper, negotiated the boat from Balmain Wharf he handed the controls over to Mr Small. Mr Small, who holds a 'boating licence' and 'did not appear affected by alcohol', safely took the boat across the harbour to Watsons Bay." Unquote. [NSW Police and Limited News Lies? Seems like they got the all clear??? Now all they have to do is inform the boat owners that granting permission to the crew for the journey won't be a liability???]

Harbour death crash: [who stole the boat?]
The father of Matthew Reynolds, [the man originally thought to have stolen the runabout and] the man originally thought to have been at the helm of the runabout at the time of last Thursday's harbour tragedy, says his son knows who was steering the vessel but will not reveal their identity because of "legal implications".

Homicide squad called in over harbour crash
THE homicide squad stamped its authority on the investigation into the harbour tragedy yesterday, with an inspection of the boats that smashed into each other in the cold and dark on Thursday morning.

Police name 6th harbour crash victim
Thirty-two-year-old Ashlei Ayres, a single mother of two, has now been named as one of the five people who died at the scene of the crash.

Balmain hotels fill as young mourn pub mates
Many of those involved in the accident were from Balmain. Friends gathered, embraced and cried openly on Darling Street, and soon after were intoxicated with alcohol as well as grief. Balmain bar staff described the incident as a pub staff night gone wrong.

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