Stephen Burton was stressed when restricted licence application was opposed

Nick Clark
By Nick Clark
Updated July 2 2020 - 8:51pm, first published 6:30pm
Defendant Stephen Clement Burton leaves the Supreme Court in Launceston after pleading guilty. He is accompanied by a Tasmania Police liaison officer.

A suspended Launceston policeman armed himself with four knives because "he wanted to die a terrifying death by being shot by a scared fellow Tasmania Police officer", the Supreme Court in Launceston heard.

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Nick Clark

Nick Clark

Journalist

I am the Supreme and Magistrates Court reporter for the Examiner for the past 18 months. My journalism career has clicked over 30 years and encompasses four different spells at Tasmanian newspapers.

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