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NEWCASTLE MAN WINS BIG IN LOTTERY DRAW

A Newcastle man is now $100,000 richer after walking away with Tuesday’s Super Jackpot 1st prize. Wanting to remain anonymous, the winner who is travelling around Australia, was considering fixing his own vehicle but after hearing the news, plans to recruit a mechanic. The happy traveller purchased the winning ticket from Nextra at Westfield Kotara.

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41 YEAR OLD CHARGED AFTER FRAUD INVESTIGATION

Charges have been laid following an investigation into counterfeit money being used across several Port Stephens suburbs including Lemon Tree Passage and Salamander Bay. A 41-year-old man presented himself to Nelson Bay Police Station on Monday morning where he was charged with dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception and breach of bail. He will face Raymond Terrace Court on Tuesday.

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MAN CRITICAL AFTER NEWCASTLE STABBING

A 47-year-old man has been taken to John Hunter Hospital after being stabbed in the neck and arm in the Newcastle suburb of Bar Beach. Police were called to a Light Street address around 8:30 on Monday night after reports a man had been stabbed. He remains in a critical condition in hospital while police continue to investigate the circumstances.

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77 YEAR OLD PUSHED FROM MOBILITY SCOOTER IN SINGLETON

A woman has suffered broken ribs, wrist and a cheekbone after she was pushed off a mobility scooter on Saturday morning. The 77 year old was riding along Primrose Lane in Singleton when she was passed by four boys, one of who allegedly pushed her onto the road. She was taken to Singleton Hospital for treatment before being transferred to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital. Hunter Valley police are keen to speak with anyone who may have information about the incident including four boys aged around 12 or 13 who were in the area at the time.  

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY ATTEMPTING TO RUN POLICE OFF NORTH COAST ROAD

Two men, both aged 24, have been arrested for drug offences after an alleged attempt to run a police vehicle off the road on the North Coast. The Mitsubishi Triton travelling along Stony Chute Road, west of Nimbin, around 1pm on Sunday when police attempted to stop the vehicle. It is alleged the car continued towards the officers, attempting to run their car off the road. Their vehicle was eventually stopped with both the driver and passenger arrested and taken to Lismore Police Station. Both were charged with multiple drug offences, while the driver was also charged with using a weapon to avoid apprehension.

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SEARCH RESUMES FOR MISSING SWIMMER NEAR COFFS HARBOUR

Emergency services have resumed the search for a missing swimmer at Valla Beach near Coffs Harbour. The 22 year old Queensland man, who was last scene on Friday afternoon, disappeared after becoming caught in a rip at the popular holiday spot. The search was suspended overnight due to poor light and large seas but resumed at first light this morning with Water Police, Surf Life Saving and the Volunteer Rescue Association assisting police officers.

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FATAL CRASH NORTH OF GRAFTON

A woman in her 20’s has been killed in a crash on the Summerland Way north of Grafton. Emergency services were called to the scene about 5km south of Whiporie after reports of a crash. The driver who was the sole occupant of the vehicle died at the scene. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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