Police assure crash victims

THE Proactive Police Unit (PPU) from Morwell was in Leongatha on Tuesday, April 10 following the terrifying crash on April 9 in McCartin Street.
Jesse Proctor, a 21 year old from Moe, crashed a stolen vehicle into two parked cars which burst into flames outside Woorayl Lodge aged care hostel in Leongatha.
The PPU was set up at the accident site for around four or five hours.
“They were there for public reassurance and to assist the public with the recovery stage after the major incident,” Senior Sergeant Col Sheppard said.
“Police spoke with the residents of Woorayl Lodge and reassured them that this kind of incident was not normal.
“The offender was apprehended and we are offering support for those people who are affected through referral agencies.”
Police said Mr Proctor was released from prison on March 2 and was withdrawing from the drug ice and has now been charged with 74 offences.
After the vehicles exploded, Mr Proctor got into the vehicle of a woman passing by, threatening to kill her if she didn’t drive away.
The woman got out of her car with her keys and Mr Proctor ran to Young Street, and found another woman in a vehicle with two children aged four and one.
Mr Proctor entered the vehicle and told the woman to drive, threatening to stab the woman.
The woman drove a distance before stopping the vehicle and getting out with her children, after which Proctor allegedly punched her in the head and sexually assaulted her.
He took her keys and drove towards Hedley at around 180km/h where he was arrested around two and a half hours after the crash in Leongatha.
Police used stop sticks to puncture the vehicle’s tyres.
Mr Proctor was remanded in custody to return to court in July this year.

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