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MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE FACING DRUGS CHARGES FOLLOWING SPLENDOUR

More than 100 punters are facing drugs-related charges, following the Splendour in the Grass music festival over the weekend. Among those soon to face court Рa 25-year-old man allegedly caught carrying MDMA tablets and cash, and a 42-year-old man accused of assaulting a security guard. Police also issued nearly 40 cannabis cautions, during the three-day event. (VISION ONLY)

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MAN ASSAULTED IN VIOLENT HUNTER VALLEY HOME INVASION

A 40-year-old man has been left with cuts to his head and arm, after being assaulted with a baseball bat in the Hunter Valley. Just before 9:30 last night the man answered the door of his Raymond Terrace home, only to be greeted by seven people who forced entry into the house. A fight broke out, with the resident struck with a baseball bat. He was taken to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital for further treatment, while it’s understood the group made off with a computer and a set of keys. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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37-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED OVER CHILD ONLINE PROCUREMENT

A 37-year-old man has been arrested at Coffs Harbour, following an investigation into the alleged online procurement of a child. He was arrested at a Coffs Harbour beach about 10am on Friday. An investigation began after a tip-off from the Victorian Police, who allege the man had been communicating inappropriately with a young girl since 2016. Investigators conducted an online investigation and it was alleged the man had arranged to meet with the young girl in person. A search of the man’s house and his vehicle led to the seizure of three mobile phones, computers, laptops, electronic storage devices and ammunition. The man was formally refused bail and will appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court today.  

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TWO MEN INJURED BY BULL IN HUNTER VALLEY

Two men have been taken to hospital, after they were injured by a bull in the Hunter Valley. Emergency services were tasked to a Millers Forest property this morning, following reports two men, one aged in his 40s and another aged in his 70s, had been injured by a bull. They were taken by ambulance to John Hunter Hospital. It’s reported the pair are in a stable condition. The region’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter was also tasked to the scene.

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