Prosecutors fail again to have police minister's brother locked up

December 8 2023 - 3:00pm

JOSHUA Toole, the brother of former NSW Deputy premier and police minister Paul Toole, will spend Christmas a relatively free man after prosecutors again failed to have him locked up ahead of his sentence date for supplying nearly two kilograms of methamphetamine as part of a major ice supply network operating across the Hunter and Central Coast.

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Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.

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