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Man Charged Over Alleged Shortland Robbery

A man’s been charged over an alleged armed robbery at a Shortland bottle-shop earlier this week. It’s believed the man entered the store on Sandgate Road around 6pm on Monday, threatened the employee with a shot-gun and demanded cash. The man then reportedly fled the scene on a motorbike being ridden by an accomplice. Police […]

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Port Stephens Man Arrested Over Child Exploitation

Police have now charged a man in Salamander Bay for allegedly trying to procure a child for sex. Strike Force detectives began investigating the man back in July this year, after they started speaking with him online. It’s alleged that the man believed he was speaking to a 14-year-old girl. He reportedly engaged in highly-sexualised […]

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Teenage Girl Sexually Assaulted in Bushland near Windale

A crime scene has been established in Windale after a 14-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted on Wednesday afternoon. Police allege the teenager hopped off a bus along the Pacific Highway near South Street at around 3:30pm. She then walked down Yertala Close when she was approached by a man, armed with a knife, who […]

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Hay Shed in Upper Hunter Goes Up In Flames

Fire crews have spent the morning battling a blaze at Muswellbrook, after a hay shed went up in flames. The Rural Fire Service was called to Kayuga Road just after 5am, finding the shed well alight. It’s not known how the blaze started at this stage. Firefighters say that between 20 and 30 bales of […]

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Hunter Man Arrested on Child Sex Offences

A man has been charged after allegedly grooming a teenage girl online and meeting with her for sex in the Hunter region. Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation following reports a 15-year-old girl had been sexually and indecently assaulted by a man she met online last month. Police allege […]

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Police Investigate Shortland Armed Robbery

Police are investigating the armed robbery of a Shortland bottle-shop overnight. It’s believed two people arrived at the Sandgate Road store on a motorbike just after 6pm. The driver of the bike entered with his helmet still on, threatened the employee with a shortened double-barrel shotgun and demanded cash. The 55-year-old employee complied before the […]

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Two Seriously Injured in Cessnock Collision

Police are now investigating the events leading up to a head-on collision near Cessnock last night. At about 7:30pm, a Toyota Hilux and a Mitsubishi Pajero which were travelling in opposite directions, collided along Lake Road at Elrington. The 26-year-old male driver and sole occupant of the utility suffered serious injuries, including head lacerations. While […]

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Man Charged over Central Coast Stabbing

A man has been charged after an alleged stabbing on the Central Coast yesterday. Police say a 33-year-old received stab wounds to the neck, hands and chest after allegedly being attacked on a construction site at Colongra around 2:40pm. He’s been taken to the John Hunter Hospital for surgery where it’s believed he’s now in […]

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Woman Dies Three Weeks After Charlestown Crash

A woman has died at the John Hunter Hospital three weeks after being involved in a car crash at Charlestown. The 32-year-old Gateshead woman was the back seat passenger in the allegedly stolen car when it crashed at around 2am on September 21. It’s believed the car was travelling north along the Pacific Highway when […]

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ON THE RUN: Inmate Escapes from Muswellbrook Facility

There’s been another prison break in the Hunter today, with police now searching for an inmate who escaped from a Muswellbrook correctional facility this morning. At about 6am, 41-year-old Robert Grover busted out of the minimum-security prison on St. Heliers road. He’s described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 170cm tall with a medium build […]

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