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MAN CHARGED OVER FATAL CRASH AT GOROKAN

A 27-year-old man has been charged, following a crash which killed a pedestrian on the Central Coast last year. A 47-year-old man was struck by a vehicle, while crossing Marks Road at Gorokan on November 22. He was found with severe injuries to his head, arm and leg, and died at the scene. Following inquiries, the driver of a Ford Falcon was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death. The 27-year-old’s licence was also suspended. He’s due in Wyong Local Court in March.

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MAN CHARGED AFTER USING COUNTERFEIT NOTES IN PORT MACQUARIE

A Mid North Coast man has been charged after counterfeit notes were seized in the region on Wednesday. Police were called to a fast-food shop on Bold Street, Laurieton after it was reported a man had tried to use a counterfeit $50 note. Officers arrested a 36-year-old man nearby, an searched his vehicle. $1600 worth of counterfeit notes were found. The man from Berala was taken to Port Macquarie Police Station where he was charged, and refused bail to appear at Port Macquaire Local court on Thursday. Police are urging local businesses to check all $50 notes received within the past couple of days.

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POLICE SEARCH FOR THIEVES AFTER STOLEN ATM IN UPPER HUNTER

An ATM has been found in a paddock in Quirindi, after a ram raid and police pursuit through the Upper Hunter overnight. Just after midnight on Thursday, a white ute reversed into a service station on Ogilvie Street, Denman. An ATM was taken from the shop and put into the tray of the ute before driving away. After police attended the scene, officers spotted the vehicle on Denman Road. It sped off and police initiated a pursuit travelling through Muswellbrook and along the New England Highway. The chase came to holt when the ute drove into a paddock on Green Tree Close, Quirindi. Police searched the area but couldn’t locate the vehicle. This morning, the ATM was found on a property, and seized for forensic examination. Anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

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ALLEGATIONS 3-YEAR-OLD TOUCHED INAPPROPRIATELY AT A MID NORTH COAST POOL

Police on the Mid North Coast are appealing for witnesses after shocking allegations a 3-year-old girl was touched inappropriately at a public pool. On Tuesday between 9:30am and 3pm the young girl was swimming at Nabiac pool on a supervised excursion. Police say she told her parents that evening she was approached by an unknown man and touched inappropriately in the toilet block. The incident has been reported to the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Unit. Together with Manning-Great Lakes police, an investigation has been launched and it’s appealing to the community to assist. Detective Acting Superintendent Andrew Waterman, Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad Commander has said, “Detectives have conducted a significant canvass and we’ve established that the pool was very busy throughout the day.” “We would like to hear from anyone who went to the pool on Tuesday …

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