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Mother arrested for breaking Melbourne’s COVID-19 restrictions opens up about the horrific ordeal

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Alla Novitzkay (pictured), 48, has horrific bruises under her arms and pain in her back and neck after the dramatic incident in Hoppers Crossing in Melbourne 's south-west on Saturday

Alla Novitzkay (pictured), 48, has horrific bruises under her arms and pain in her back and neck after the dramatic incident in Hoppers Crossing in Melbourne 's south-west on Saturday

Alla Novitzkay (pictured), 48, has horrific bruises under her arms and pain in her back and neck after the dramatic incident in Hoppers Crossing in Melbourne ‘s south-west on Saturday

A mother has been left living in fear after she was pinned to the ground by three police officers for allegedly breaking COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

Alla Novitzkay, 48, has bruises under her arms and pain in her back and neck after the dramatic incident in Hoppers Crossing in Melbourne‘s south-west on Saturday.

‘I don’t think I trust the police anymore and when I hear a police siren I feel fear,’ she told Daily Mail Australia. 

She was standing at the intersection of Heaths and Derrimut Road waiting for her daughter Anna who was at the bank when she was stopped by officers and accused of breaking COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.   

But Ms Novitzkay said she was not breaking any rules as she was just 3km from her home and wearing a mask. 

She said she was standing by herself with a sign that read ‘Putin must resign’ when a police car pulled up.

Ms Novitzkay, who moved to Melbourne eight years ago from Russia, said she struggled to understand what police were telling her. 

Alla Novitzkay claims she was left with large purple bruises (pictured) after she was pinned to the ground by three police officers in Melbourne

Alla Novitzkay claims she was left with large purple bruises (pictured) after she was pinned to the ground by three police officers in Melbourne

Alla Novitzkay claims she was left with large purple bruises (pictured) after she was pinned to the ground by three police officers in Melbourne

‘I didn’t understand what he was saying,’ she said. ‘I didn’t think I was breaking any restrictions.

‘I thought he was wanting me to leave (the intersection) so I walked towards my car,’ Ms Novitzkay said.

‘The policeman jumped out and blocked me. I heard the word ID and said it was in the car.’

She told them her car was about 100m away but was stopped from walking over to it and questioned further.

While she was telling the police her name and address another police car arrived. 

‘At that time my daughter came up. I said ”this is my daughter” and hoped she could help with translation.’

But moments later Ms Novitzkay was suddenly hit in the back of the knee.

She fell to the ground as three officers pounced on her. 

She said her face was pushed against the footpath as her hands were pulled behind her back. 

‘I felt a strong pressure against my back and neck, I struggled to breathe,’ she said. 

In footage, filmed by her daughter, Ms Novitzkay can be heard screaming as the officers held her face-down

In footage, filmed by her daughter, Ms Novitzkay can be heard screaming as the officers held her face-down

In footage, filmed by her daughter, Ms Novitzkay can be heard screaming as the officers held her face-down

Confronting footage, which was filmed by her daughter, shows Ms Novitzkay screaming as the officers hold her face-down on the footpath and handcuff her

Confronting footage, which was filmed by her daughter, shows Ms Novitzkay screaming as the officers hold her face-down on the footpath and handcuff her

Confronting footage, which was filmed by her daughter, shows Ms Novitzkay screaming as the officers hold her face-down on the footpath and handcuff her

Ms Novitzkay alleged the police officers deliberately pinched her mother during the arrest, leaving her battered and bruised (pictured)

Ms Novitzkay alleged the police officers deliberately pinched her mother during the arrest, leaving her battered and bruised (pictured)

Ms Novitzkay alleged the police officers deliberately pinched her mother during the arrest, leaving her battered and bruised (pictured)

Ms Novitzkay had been standing 'with a poster about Russian politics' when she was arrested before the women were issued a $1,652 fine each (pictured)

Ms Novitzkay had been standing 'with a poster about Russian politics' when she was arrested before the women were issued a $1,652 fine each (pictured)

Ms Novitzkay had been standing ‘with a poster about Russian politics’ when she was arrested before the women were issued a $1,652 fine each (pictured)

In footage, filmed by her daughter, Ms Novitzkay can be heard screaming as the officers held her face-down.

Her terrified daughter can be heard begging the officers to get off her mum, shouting ‘she’s in pain, she said she’s in pain’.

Ms Novitzkay said she was then escorted to the police car and questioned further. 

She again told them her passport was in her car which was 100m away. 

Police then escorted her to her car where they found her passport. She alleged one police officer pinched her under her arms as she was escorted to the car.

She said she was then released from the cuffs and both her and her daughter were issued a $1,652 fine.  

The dramatic incident has left Ms Novitzkay with horrific bruises under her arms and pain in her back and neck. 

Ms Novitzkay said she has been left with emotional scars too. 

A lone cyclist is seen crossing the empty Bourke Street in Melbourne on Thursday morning

A lone cyclist is seen crossing the empty Bourke Street in Melbourne on Thursday morning

A lone cyclist is seen crossing the empty Bourke Street in Melbourne on Thursday morning

A lone tradesman is seen walking along Swanston Street in Melbourne on Thursday morning

A lone tradesman is seen walking along Swanston Street in Melbourne on Thursday morning

A lone tradesman is seen walking along Swanston Street in Melbourne on Thursday morning

A spokesman from Victoria Police said the women were stopped as they were demonstrating on the corner of Heaths and Derrimut Road in Hoppers Crossing .

‘The two females were requested to state their names and address, and produce identification as they were in breach of the Chief Health Officer’s directions,’ the spokeswoman said.

‘After numerous attempts from police to have the females provide their details which was refused, they were both arrested. One of the females resisted arrest, and had to be taken to ground during the incident. 

‘Both females were issued with a $1,652 fine each for breaching the Chief Health Officer’s directions and were released pending enquiries on further charges.’ 

The incident happened a day before Daniel Andrews declared a State of Disaster in Victoria as the COVID-19 cases continued to spike. 

Last Sunday Melbourne was placed under a police enforceable curfew of 8pm until 5am until at least September 13 as part of a Stage 4 lockdown. 

Melburnians can only leave their homes between these hours for work, care-giving, medical reasons or on compassionate grounds. 

The city’s 4.9million residents have also been banned from travelling more than 5km from home to do their shopping – and only one person from each household can leave at any time.

Australian Defence Force staff and Victorian police are seen on patrol as a lockdown of Melbourne forces people to stay at home

Australian Defence Force staff and Victorian police are seen on patrol as a lockdown of Melbourne forces people to stay at home

Australian Defence Force staff and Victorian police are seen on patrol as a lockdown of Melbourne forces people to stay at home

From 11.59pm on Wednesday, only workers in certain industries will be allowed to send their children to daycare and must apply for an Access to Childcare Permit to do so. Pictured: Police patrol parks in Melbourne

From 11.59pm on Wednesday, only workers in certain industries will be allowed to send their children to daycare and must apply for an Access to Childcare Permit to do so. Pictured: Police patrol parks in Melbourne

From 11.59pm on Wednesday, only workers in certain industries will be allowed to send their children to daycare and must apply for an Access to Childcare Permit to do so. Pictured: Police patrol parks in Melbourne

When the footage was filmed, Melbourne was in Stage 3 lockdown – meaning residents could only leave the house for essential reasons. 

Since the city was placed in a harsher stage-four lockdown premier Dan Andrews has promised to crackdown on those disobeying draconian lockdown rules. 

He announced on Wednesday there would be more police and Australian Defence Force personnel out in force ensuring residents are abiding by the directions of the Chief Health Officer.

Huge fines of up to $19,826 for individuals and $99,132 for businesses will apply to anyone caught breaking the rules.  

‘Those doing the wrong thing will cop a fine from Victoria Police, because the only way to beat this deadly virus is if we all follow the rules,’ Mr Andrews said. 

Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton issued a warning to anyone refusing to follow the rules. 

‘If you’re not doing the right thing, we will not hesitate to issue infringements, to arrest you, to detain you where it’s appropriate.’

What will be closed in Melbourne Stage 4

Furniture wholesalers

Personal care including hairdressers

Car washes

Pubs, taverns, bars, brothels and prostitution services, clubs, nightclubs

Food courts, restaurants, cafes, etc 

Architectural, engineering and technical services

Travel and tour agencies 

Non-emergency call centre operations

Non-urgent elective surgery

Museums, parks and gardens, ski resorts

Gambling

Places of worship except what is required to stream services or provide soup kitchens and food banks 

Manufacturing of non-metallic mineral and fabricated metal products, furniture, wood, textile, leather fur, dressing knitted, clothing and footwear, domestic appliances

All office-based and professional businesses, except those delivering critical services, must work from home

OPERATING BUT LIMITED

Building sites of more than three storeys – 25 per cent of workforce

Less than three storeys- five workers on site at a time only

Meat processing – workers cut by a third

Shopping centres for access to permitted retail only

Public transport, ride share and taxis only to support access to permitted services for permitted workers

Thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing with minimum number of essential participants to operate safely 

FULL LIST  

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What will still be open in Melbourne Stage 4

Supermarkets, bottle shops, petrol stations, pharmacies, post offices, banks

Retailers working onsite to fulfill online orders 

Hardware, building an garden supplies for trade

Specialist stationery for business use 

Motor vehicle parts for emergency repairs, mechanics

Locksmiths, laundry and dry cleaners, maternity supplies

Disability and health services and equipment, mobility devices 

Farms and commercial fishing

Vets, pounds and animal shelters

Supermarkets will stay open

Supermarkets will stay open

Supermarkets will stay open

Construction of critical infrastructure and services to support those projects

Critical repairs to homes where required for emergency or safety

Cafes and restaurants for takeaway

Media 

Critical service call centres

Medicare

Law enforcement and courts for urgent matters

Prisons, facilities for parolees, adult parole board, youth justice facilities

Emergency services

Essential maintenance and manufacturing

FULL LIST 

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Chrissy Teigen reveals heartbreaking news she suffered miscarriage and they named him Jack

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Chrissy Teigen has revealed she suffered a miscarriage.

The 34-year-old model took to her Instagram to share a heartbreaking photo of herself with a lengthy caption.

She wrote: ‘We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough.’

Tragic: Chrissy Teigen has revealed she suffered a miscarriage as she made the sad announcement on Instagram Wednesday

Tragic: Chrissy Teigen has revealed she suffered a miscarriage as she made the sad announcement on Instagram Wednesday

Tragic: Chrissy Teigen has revealed she suffered a miscarriage as she made the sad announcement on Instagram Wednesday

Teigen was hospitalized on Sunday night after enduring a month of bleeding due to having a weak placenta and has remained at the hospital since.

She continued: ‘We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack.

‘So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever.’

Chrissy and John revealed in the music video for John’s new single Wild that they were expecting their third child together, a son. 

In undoubtedly the most heartbreaking portion of Teigen’s caption, the model penned a message to her unborn son Jack. 

‘To our Jack – I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you,’ she wrote.

‘Thank you to everyone who has been sending us positive energy, thoughts and prayers. We feel all of your love and truly appreciate you. 

‘We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience. But everyday can’t be full of sunshine. On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it,’ concluded Chrissy.

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Olympia Valance announces her engagement to AFL star boyfriend Thomas Bellchambers

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Former Neighbours star Olympia Valance is engaged to her AFL star boyfriend Thomas Bellchambers.

The actress, 27, shared a photo of herself locking lips with her fiancé, 31, on a beach in Queensland’s Orpheus Island as she showed off her stunning diamond ring.

‘Today is a special day. The man of my dreams proposed to me,’ she wrote in the caption.

‘I get to marry my best friend,’ she added, tagging her beau in the post. 

'The man of my dreams proposed to me': Actress Olympia Valance has announced she is engaged to her AFL star boyfriend Thomas Bellchambers. She shared a photo of herself locking lips with her fiancé on a beach as she showed off her stunning diamond ring

'The man of my dreams proposed to me': Actress Olympia Valance has announced she is engaged to her AFL star boyfriend Thomas Bellchambers. She shared a photo of herself locking lips with her fiancé on a beach as she showed off her stunning diamond ring

‘The man of my dreams proposed to me’: Actress Olympia Valance has announced she is engaged to her AFL star boyfriend Thomas Bellchambers. She shared a photo of herself locking lips with her fiancé on a beach as she showed off her stunning diamond ring

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Jealous lover who stabbed ex-girlfriend 58 times after five-floor fall is jailed for 19 years

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A woman who repeatedly stabbed her immobilised and defenceless former girlfriend after she had just fallen from an inner-Sydney balcony has been jailed for at least 19 years.

Zixi Wang, 30, was sentenced by Justice Robert Beech-Jones in the Supreme Court on Thursday to a maximum 25 years and six months after pleading guilty to the murder.

Justice Beech-Jones described her ‘brutally’ stabbing of 23-year-old Shuyu Zhou 58 times as an extreme example of domestic violence.

Zixi Wang (pictured) was sentenced in the Supreme Court on Thursday to a maximum 25 years and six months

Zixi Wang (pictured) was sentenced in the Supreme Court on Thursday to a maximum 25 years and six months

The 30-year-old pleaded guilty to the murder

The 30-year-old pleaded guilty to the murder

Zixi Wang, 30, (pictured) was sentenced by Justice Robert Beech-Jones in the Supreme Court on Thursday to a maximum 25 years and six months after pleading guilty to the murder

Wang (pictured) calmly catches the elevator down before repeatedly slashing her ex-girlfriend while she lay immobilised and defenceless

Wang (pictured) calmly catches the elevator down before repeatedly slashing her ex-girlfriend while she lay immobilised and defenceless

Wang (pictured) calmly catches the elevator down before repeatedly slashing her ex-girlfriend while she lay immobilised and defenceless

Wang inspects her hair in a mirror just moments before carryout out Shuyu Zhou's murder

Wang inspects her hair in a mirror just moments before carryout out Shuyu Zhou's murder

Wang inspects her hair in a mirror just moments before carryout out Shuyu Zhou’s murder

‘The final moments of Ms Zhou’s far too brief life were lived in excruciating pain, fear and terror, all of which the offender is responsible for,’ he said.

In June 2019, Ms Zhou visited Wang’s Zetland apartment to pick up some belongings after ending their relationship four months earlier.

Neighbours heard screams coming from the apartment along with the sound of smashing and objects being dragged along the ground.

Frightened and wanting to escape, Ms Zhou tried to climb over the balcony but slipped and plunged five storeys down.

‘Disturbing and graphic’ video footage earlier played before the court showed the moment she landed facedown onto a fence before falling back onto the ground and writhing in pain.

Wang calmly catches the elevator down and makes a ‘pitiless’ inspection of her former partner before returning with a knife and repeatedly slashing her while she lay immobilised and defenceless.

The fifth-floor apartment building in Sydney's Zetaland area, where Ms Zhou fell is pictured

The fifth-floor apartment building in Sydney's Zetaland area, where Ms Zhou fell is pictured

The fifth-floor apartment building in Sydney’s Zetaland area, where Ms Zhou fell is pictured

A forensic investigator takes pictures at the scene of the brutal crime on June 18, 2019

A forensic investigator takes pictures at the scene of the brutal crime on June 18, 2019

A forensic investigator takes pictures at the scene of the brutal crime on June 18, 2019

At one point inside the elevator Wang checks her appearance in the mirror and fixes her hair and returns in a fresh pair of pants.

‘Even though (the stabs) were only administered in just under two minutes, they were not all delivered in a frenzy,’ Justice Beech-Jones said.

‘Instead the offender appears to briefly assess the impact of each wound or group of wounds before continuing.’

Pathologists later concluded the cause of death was not from the fall but from stabbings to her neck.

‘How could the feelings of anger bitterness and rejection that welled up in the offender from the breakdown of her relationship … not dissipate to at least let her have some modicum of sympathy as she saw Ms Zhou helpless and writhing in agony after that fall,’ Justice Beech-Jones said.

‘Even then the offender did not call for help or render any assistance.’  

When significant blood flowed from Ms Zhou’s jugular vein, Wang fled and hid the knife in a raised garden bed and drove out to the Illawarra region.

Ms Zhou visited Wang's Zetland apartment to pick up some belongings after ending their relationship four months earlier (pictured, investigators comb the balcony for evidence)

Ms Zhou visited Wang's Zetland apartment to pick up some belongings after ending their relationship four months earlier (pictured, investigators comb the balcony for evidence)

Ms Zhou visited Wang’s Zetland apartment to pick up some belongings after ending their relationship four months earlier (pictured, investigators comb the balcony for evidence)  

Neighbours heard screams coming from the apartment along with the sound of smashing and objects being dragged along the ground (pictured, an investigator examines the crime scene)

Neighbours heard screams coming from the apartment along with the sound of smashing and objects being dragged along the ground (pictured, an investigator examines the crime scene)

Neighbours heard screams coming from the apartment along with the sound of smashing and objects being dragged along the ground (pictured, an investigator examines the crime scene)

She was arrested near the Sea Cliff Bridge, north of Wollongong, and later told police she wanted to jump off to end her life.

In a letter to the court Wang expressed remorse and deep shame for her actions, and said she had slipped into a deep depression in the months before the attack.

She recalls holding Ms Zhou’s hand that night and pleading with her not to leave before blocking her path.

She said she had been drinking heavily but Justice Beech-Jones assessed her behaviour as composed and deliberate.

Ms Zhou’s blood was later found in the kitchen, living room and on the sliding door frame, while Wang received some scratches and one bite mark.

Wang will be eligible for release on June 18, 2038.

For 24-hour confidential support, contact: 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or Lifeline 13 11 14.

In a letter to the court Wang expressed remorse and deep shame for her actions, and said she had slipped into a deep depression in the months before the attack (pictured, police tape of the area where Ms Zhou was murdered)

In a letter to the court Wang expressed remorse and deep shame for her actions, and said she had slipped into a deep depression in the months before the attack (pictured, police tape of the area where Ms Zhou was murdered)

In a letter to the court Wang expressed remorse and deep shame for her actions, and said she had slipped into a deep depression in the months before the attack (pictured, police tape of the area where Ms Zhou was murdered)

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