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DOOR-TO-DOOR SALESWOMAN INDECENTLY ASSAULTED

A door to door saleswoman has been indecently assaulted on the Central Coast. The 18-year-old was working as a sales representative, when she knocked on the front door of a home on Sabrina Avenue in Bateau Bay at around 2:30pm yesterday. A 47-year-old man answered the door and, after the woman refused to come inside, he allegedly grabbed her and pulled her inside. There, he is accused of indecently assaulting her, and not allowing her to leave. Police arrested the man at the home just before midday today. He was charged with detaining a person with intent to obtain advantage, assault with act of indecency, and intimidation.

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UNITS DAMAGED IN EARLY MORNING FIRE

A candle is believed to have caused a fire, which ripped through a block of units at The Entrance early this morning. Just before 2.30am, crews were called to Lakeside Parade to find the two-storey building alight. Three units suffered severe damage, but thankfully, all residents were evacuated safely and without injury. Police say one of the residents fell asleep after lighting the candle and was woken by their dog. (no audio)

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