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CCTV RELEASED AS INVESTIGATIONS CONTINUE INTO ATTEMPTED HOLD-UP

Police are renewing an appeal for information after an attempted armed robbery on the Mid North Coast earlier this year. Around 10am on Sunday the 5th of March, a man armed with a knife entered a liquor store on Park Avenue in Coffs Harbour. The man threatened a staff member, but left empty-handed. No one was injured. Police want to speak to a man seen in a CCTV image, who may be able to assist with their investigation. He’s described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 20s, approximately 175cm to 185cm tall, and of solid build. At the time, he was wearing a dark coloured hoodie, yellow shorts and black gloves.

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TWO BOYS RESCUED FROM CENTRAL COAST RIP

An 11-year-old boy has broken down as he spoke of being rescued from a rip on the New South Wales Central Coast yesterday. Koby Bishop was swimming with a friend at The Entrance Channel just after 2pm when they started being pulled out to sea. 43-year-old Peter Dobos was walking past when he saw the boys in trouble and knew he had to help. He and a senior constable swam out to the two children, who had become hysterical. The rescuers carried both boys to the northern side of the channel, where they were safely reunited with their parents. Police hope the incident will remind the people to remain vigilant in and around the water, while Koby’s mother is grateful her boy is safe.

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TRIBUTES FOR TENNIS CHAMPION PETER DOOHAN

Tributes are flowing for Australian tennis ace Peter Doohan, who’s lost his battle with motor neurone disease at the age of 56. Doohan, from Newcastle, famously took down two-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker in 1987. “A moment which rocked the tennis world and changed forever the life of Newcastle battler, Peter Doohan.” It earned him the title of “Becker Wrecker” – something not lost on the German great, who’s taken to Twitter saying “RIP mate, you were the better player”. Doohan reached a career high ranking of 42 in singles and 15 in doubles and was unbeaten in Davis Cup representation. “Two of the things all Australian tennis players think about is Wimbledon and Davis Cup. I’ve talked to the other blokes on the team and we’re all very excited about it. Wally, Fitzy and of course Cashy the Wimbledon …

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