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Jack Antcliff is NBN News's Digital & Social Media Producer. Jack has also worked as a cameraman and editor in the news department and worked on NBN's outside broadcasts. He has a wide knowledge of all sports. Born and raised in Newcastle, Jack has an encyclopaedic knowledge of sport across Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.

ADDITIONAL CHARGES LAID OVER CENTRAL COAST FATAL

Additional charges have been laid against a 25-year-old man, who allegedly left the scene of a fatal accident on the Central Coast last month. A 46-year-old man was killed in the March 9 crash, which involved a truck and two utes on the M1 at Mount White. It’s alleged the 25-year-old man, who was driving one of the utes left the scene. Following ongoing inquiries additional charges were laid against the man on Thursday, including manslaughter and driving a vehicle with illicit drug present.

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MUSTANG TO RETURN TO SUPERCARS GRID

Ford is going back to its Australian touring car roots, with Mustangs to feature on the Supercars grid from 2019. DJR Team Penske and Tickford Racing are set to roll out the muscle car, which will use the Falcon’s five litre V8 engine. Mustangs dominated the Australian championship in the late 1960s.

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SECOND 12-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED OVER COFFS HARBOUR ROBBERY

A second 12-year-old boy has been charged, following the robbery of three 12-year-olds at a Coffs Harbour skate park on Sunday. Police arrested the boy at the Earl Street skate park around 5pm yesterday. He was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station and charged with robbery in company, before being granted conditional bail to appear at a children’s court on the 14th May.

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CHARGES LAID OVER INCIDENT AT LAKE MACQUARIE SHOPPING CENTRE

Two males including a 16-year-old boy have been arrested, after police were called to a Lake Macquarie shopping centre following reports of an alleged assault. Officers arrived at the Belmont shopping centre around 2pm on Monday, when it’s alleged a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old ran from the scene. Police located the pair, however during their arrest, the 18-year-old allegedly became violent and escaped from custody. He was tracked down a short time later. Both were charged with multiple offences including assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company, and will face court today.

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12-YEAR-OLD CHARGED WITH ROBBERY

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested, after allegedly threatening and stealing cash from three other 12-year-olds at a Coffs Harbour skate park. Around 1:30pm on Sunday, a young boy approached three 12-year-olds at a skate park on Earl Street where it’s alleged the boys became involved in a fight. He returned a short time later with at least six other young people who threatened the boys and stole cash. The 12-year-old was arrested at the scene, before being charged with three counts of robbery in company, affray, and breach of bail.

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GAV’S WEATHER: CLOUDLESS MONDAY

Once again there is very little cloud across the nation. The fronts have swept through the South East with the last front set to help push a southerly up the coast triggering some shower activity. The southerly change will sweep in over the Central Coast, Newcastle, Hunter region before pressing further north over the Mid North Coast triggering showers in the late afternoon evening. More fine warm weather for the North West, Northern Rivers and Gold Coast.

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CHARLESTOWN MAN WINS BIG IN LOTTERY DRAW

A Charlestown man is now $200,000 richer, after coming away with 1st prize in last Friday’s Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot draw. The lucky winner describing the windfall as “absolutely beautiful” and that he had a “couple of ideas” on how to spend the prize. The winning one-number entry was purchased from Charlestown Square Newsagency.

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DISQUALIFIED DRIVER CHARGED OVER LAKE MACQUARIE PURSUIT

A 38-year-old disqualified driver has been charged, after allegedly leading police on a pursuit in the Lake Macquarie suburb of Edgeworth. Police attempted to stop a Holden ute in Neilsen Street just after 11 last night, when it’s alleged the driver accelerated away at speed. The man then fled on foot into nearby bushland, before being arrested after a struggle with police. A search of the man’s ute found illicit drugs and a weapon. He was charged with multiple offences including resisting officer in execution of duty, and will face court today.

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CENTRAL COAST GROCER ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

Staff at a Central Coast grocer have been threatened at gunpoint overnight, after a man entered the store demanding cash. Police were told the man entered the Bruce Road grocer with his face covered at Buff Point, around 8pm on Sunday, and threatened staff with a firearm. He got away with cash and other items, and was last seen on Bruce Road. He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 170cm tall with a strong Australian accent. Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000.

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