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POLICE INVESTIGATE CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND BODY DISCOVERED ON VACANT LOT

Police are treating the death of a man on the Central Coast as suspicious, after a body was discovered on a vacant block this morning. About 7.20am today, police responded to reports of a body being discovered on Tuggerawong Road, Tuggerawong. The body is yet to be formally identified, but police believe it to be a man aged 42. Detectives are urging anyone with information in relation to the incident to come forward. (VISION ONLY)

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MOTORBIKE INVOLVED IN HIGH SPEED CRASH AT KARIONG

A motorbike rider in his teens has been airlifted to hospital after a serious accident on the Central Coast last night. Just before 8pm on Friday, emergency services responded to reports of a motor cycle crash on the Central Coast Highway in Kariong. According to police, the motorcycle was speeding before losing control, and crashing into a rock wall on the northern end of the carriageway. The male rider, aged 17, was treated at the scene before being airlifted to Royal North Shore hospital. He remains in a critical condition. Police are urging any witnesses to come forward.

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CAR ALLEGEDLY CLOCKS 150KPH BEFORE CENTRAL COAST CRASH

Two teenagers have been involved in a high speed crash with a pregnant woman on the Central Coast last night. Around 11pm yesterday, police were at a traffic stop on the Pacific Highway at Charmhaven when they observed a car travelling south at high speed. Police went to follow the car, when a second vehicle – a Holden Commodore – narrowly missed them before colliding with a Toyota Corolla. Police allege the Holden was travelling about 150km/h just before the accident. The 17-year-old driver suffered a leg injury, while his 16-year-old male passenger suffered soreness. A 29-year-old pregnant woman who was driving the Corolla suffered minor facial injuries. All three were taken to hospital. Investigations are continuing.

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COURT APPEARANCE FOR BELMONT MAN CHARGED WITH CAR THEFT AND PURSUIT

A 22-year-old man from Swansea has appeared in court over a car theft and police pursuit earlier this week. Police allege that on Thursday, an Audi Q5 was stolen in Belmont and later used in an aggravated break and enter at Fletcher in Newcastle. The Audi was then involved in a police pursuit in Windale. The pursuit was later terminated, and the car was found abandoned at Tingira Heights. Then around 6pm yesterday police were patrolling in Windale, when they stopped a Holden Astra and arrested the passenger. Police further allege they located a knife, a small amount of cannabis and two cards suspected of being stolen during a search of the man. He was charged with numerous offences including Skye’s Law, and driving without a licence.

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MAN EXTRADITED OVER WILD BRAWL ON CENTRAL COAST

A man’s been extradited from the Northern Territory after a brawl on the Central Coast where a man had part of his ear bitten off. Five people were injured in the brawl at Charmhaven on November 12, including a female security guard and a man who lost part of his ear. Police subdued the brawlers with O/C spray. A 26-year-old was arrested at Virginia in the Northern Territory and extradited to New South Wales. He’s facing a raft of charges including grievous bodily harm.

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TINA WEST CLAIMS TOP GONG

It’s been awarded to the likes of Gina Rinehart… And now one of the Central Coast’s own has been named Chairperson of the Year. Tina West from Darkinjung Aboriginal Land Council hopes the accolade will encourage young Indigenous women to achieve their goals.  

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