Banned QLD trainer Tom Noble refused bail

BANNED former greyhound trainer has been refused bail after it has been alleged that he intimidated a witness who appeared in the Magistrates Court on Wednesday, providing another shocking turn of events in the live-baiting scandal which has rocked the greyhound racing industry to its core.

So far, 14 people have been arrested on 53 charges within Queensland following on from the saga, 37 of those charges relating to serious animal cruelty.

68-year-old Noble is said to have approached prominent owner and breeder following on from her court appearance.

Edmondson was facing the court on several animal cruelty charges that related to the use of live bait on her Marburg property, while she was also accused of taking her dogs to Tom Noble’s private trial track in October 2014 where it is alleged a pig was used as live bait.

Noble’s bail was objected by Prosecutor Sergeant Brad Dick who informed the Court that the disgraced trainer had approached Edmondson after seeing reports pertaining to her court appearance on Wednesday, urging her to visit his solicitor to say that she was under duress and that she wanted to change her statement.

“Clearly this is an attempt to pervert the course of justice, to intimidate, to get the witness to change her story…these are very serious matters,” Dick said.

Magistrate Barry Cosgrove refused Noble’s bail after acknowledging that the alleged intimidation of witnesses was a serious offence and is a serious problem for courts.

Cosgrove suggested that if Noble were to receive bail in the future that it would be strictly conditional and include about who he could visit and under set conditions.

Noble’s solicitor has disputed the version of events put forward by the Police. He said that his client’s phone conversation has been misinterpreted and that he was trying to advise her to use the same lawyer as him because it was cheaper and was am attempt to provide comfort to the woman he claims to have known for up to 40 years.

Noble, who is being treated for non-aggressive lymphoma, is already facing court on a range of serious animal cruelty charges. His private trial track is at the centre of the live-baiting scandal in Queensland, with secret surveillance cameras on his property catching participants tying live animals to the to entice greyhounds to chase, catch and kill during trial sessions.

The footage was aired on the ABC’s Four Corners Program titled ‘Making A Killing’. He has since been warned-off for life by for his involvement in the saga.

Noble is set to reappear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court on July 1.

Also making news in Queensland on , the State Government has announced a Commission of into the Queensland greyhound racing industry.

The Commission of Inquiry will replace the existing review which is already underway within the state and was established following on from the Four Corners program.

The review’s interim report was handed to the Minister for Sport and Racing on Friday.

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Brendan Kunde
Brendan Kunde
6 years ago

Ellen Cuneo

Ellen Cuneo
Ellen Cuneo
6 years ago

poor dude. if they have done this to him then they should be locking the people up who got caught there aswell. they are just as guilty. that’s not fair. he isn’t fully to blame. people chose to use such things themselves.

Ellen Cuneo
Ellen Cuneo
6 years ago

but they shouldn’t be locking anyone up!.

Ricky Hassall
Ricky Hassall
6 years ago

Ridiculous

Terry Callen
Terry Callen
6 years ago

You can’t trust anyone no more

Ellen Cuneo
Ellen Cuneo
6 years ago

how can they lock him up while the people who chose to do what they did are free?. its stupid. let the poor bloke go.

Terry Callen
Terry Callen
6 years ago

Hung by media and friends

Kyleigh Fahey
Kyleigh Fahey
6 years ago

He hasn’t been locked up for the original charge, he has been locked up for intimadating a witness

greg
greg
6 years ago

that is correct Kyleigh.
it is not the original charge, it his intimidation. you just cannot influence a court judgement. had he not done that, he would not be locked up. he has himself to blame, no one else but himself.

and to think they were ,well, very close mates.
when it comes to you or them, you wins all the time.

DaveSampson
DaveSampson
6 years ago

He tortured animals for years. My hearts not bleeding for this scumbag.

DaveSampson
DaveSampson
6 years ago

So torturing animals isnt enough to get you in jail in your book. What is good enough to land people in jail then?

Recluse 60
Recluse 60
6 years ago

Good

Recluse 60
Recluse 60
6 years ago

Are you for real Ellen?

The guy is a low life, he broke the law, tortured innocent animals, took a fist full of money every time it happened and to top it all he has finished this industry in Queensland.

Brendan Kunde
Brendan Kunde
6 years ago

Ellen Cuneo

Ellen Cuneo
Ellen Cuneo
6 years ago

poor dude. if they have done this to him then they should be locking the people up who got caught there aswell. they are just as guilty. that’s not fair. he isn’t fully to blame. people chose to use such things themselves.

Ellen Cuneo
Ellen Cuneo
6 years ago

but they shouldn’t be locking anyone up!.

Ricky Hassall
Ricky Hassall
6 years ago

Ridiculous

Terry Callen
Terry Callen
6 years ago

You can’t trust anyone no more

Ellen Cuneo
Ellen Cuneo
6 years ago

how can they lock him up while the people who chose to do what they did are free?. its stupid. let the poor bloke go.

Terry Callen
Terry Callen
6 years ago

Hung by media and friends

Kyleigh Fahey
Kyleigh Fahey
6 years ago

He hasn’t been locked up for the original charge, he has been locked up for intimadating a witness

greg
greg
6 years ago

that is correct Kyleigh.

it is not the original charge, it his intimidation. you just cannot influence a court judgement. had he not done that, he would not be locked up. he has himself to blame, no one else but himself.

and to think they were ,well, very close mates.

when it comes to you or them, you wins all the time.

DaveSampson
DaveSampson
6 years ago

He tortured animals for years. My hearts not bleeding for this scumbag.

DaveSampson
DaveSampson
6 years ago

So torturing animals isnt enough to get you in jail in your book. What is good enough to land people in jail then?

Recluse 60
Recluse 60
6 years ago

Good

Recluse 60
Recluse 60
6 years ago

Are you for real Ellen?

The guy is a low life, he broke the law, tortured innocent animals, took a fist full of money every time it happened and to top it all he has finished this industry in Queensland.