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POLICE OFFICER TO FACE COURT OVER ALLEGED ASSAULT

A police officer will face court next month over an alleged domestic assault at Lake Macquarie. The senior constable – attached to a specialist command – is accused of becoming involved in a physical altercation with a 36-year-old woman at Bonnells Bay in September. The 39-year-old has been issued with a Court Attendance Notice, for the offence of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

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TEEN CHARGED OVER CENTRAL COAST TRAIN STATION ASSAULT

A teenager will face court today accused of bashing a man at Narara train station and assaulting a police officer last night. Police say the 16-year-old boy punched the 31-year-old man in the face and demanded his mobile phone. It’s believe the teen then smashed the phone before continuing to attack the Morisset commuter and stomping on his head. The man suffered severe head injuries and was taken to Gosford Hospital. Police arrested the teenager a short time later. They’ll allege he threatened one officer, then punched another in the face after being taken to Gosford police station.

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MAN CHARGED OVER BOLTON POINT STABBING

A 25 year old man has been charged following a stabbing in Lake Macquarie yesterday afternoon. Police say four men were arguing outside a Threkeld Drive property at Bolton Point around 3.30pm. During the fight, a 41 year old man was stabbed twice in the torso. The 25 year old was arrested and charged with wound person with intending to cause grievous bodily harm. He’ll front Newcastle local court today.

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SEARCH FOR VICE CHANCELLOR TO BEGIN NEXT YEAR

The University of Newcastle will begin its search for a new Vice Chancellor early next year, following news Caroline McMillen will retire in 12 months’ time. Professor McMillen has been at the helm for seven years. During her time as Vice Chancellor, she’s guided the expansion of the university into Newcastle’s CBD… and seen it named one of the world’s best. Note: no audio

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POLICE HUNTING KNIFE WIELDING ROBBER

Police are hunting for a man who held up a fast food restaurant at Mayfield last night. The knife wielding robber stormed the KFC at Maitland Road just before midnight, threatening staff and demanding money. He fled with a small amount of cash. He’s described as large build with light brown hair, wearing a black jumper and covering his face with a red scarf.

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