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POLICE OFFICER PUNCHED AT CENTRAL COAST RESTAURANT

A police officer has been left with a broken nose, after being punched in the face at Ettalong Beach on the Central Coast. Police were called to a restaurant on Ocean View Road around 10:30 on Thursday night, where it’s alleged a shirtless man punched a senior constable in the face before running from the scene. The 26-year-old was arrested at Woy Woy early this morning, and will face Gosford Local Court later today.

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COAST NAMED IN TOP 10 AREAS FOR CAPITAL GROWTH

The Central Coast is one of the top 10 best regional areas for capital growth in the country, according to an independent property research report. While Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula topped the list, capital growth for houses on the Central Coast has been sitting strong at 12.4 percent over the last 12 months. Real estate agent Brett Hunter says it’s improving year-on-year. (audio in parts)

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MAN REFUSED BAIL AFTER ALLEGED INDECENT ASSAULT

A 57 year old man remains behind bars on the Central Coast this morning, charged with numerous offences including indecent assault. It’s alleged the man exposed himself to a 19 year old man in a public toilet at Wyong train station yesterday morning. He is then accused of approaching a woman near a licensed premises on the Pacific Highway and indecently assaulted her. It’s also alleged he exposed himself and committed an indecent act at a car yard in Tuggerah. He faces nine charges including indecent assault and assaulting police.

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LIGHTNING STRIKES WREAK HAVOC ON THE COAST

An intense series of thunderstorms rocked the Central Coast overnight, with Gosford recording almost 30 millimetres of rain in the space of half an hour. Close to 4000 homes were left without power, the SES responding to 18 calls for help. On Asca Drive at Green Point, a lightning strike brought a tree down on two homes, causing only minor damage. But a pine tree out the front has been left with an obvious war wound. (no audio)

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