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HUNTER SPORTS HIGH FIRE DESTROYS BUILDING

Fire has ripped through a high school building in Lake Macquarie overnight. Around 50 firefighters rushed to Hunter Sports High in Gateshead just before 11pm following reports a derelict two storey building was alight. The school is currently undergoing a major upgrade, the building was under demolition before it went up in flames.

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MAN CHARGED OVER MARYLAND FATAL STABBING

A 21 year old man will front court this afternoon charged with murder following a fatal stabbing in Newcastle overnight. Police were called to a Maryland property around 9pm where they found a 52 year old man with multiple stab wounds to his chest and stomach. He was treated by paramedics but died at the scene. A short time later a 21 year old man was arrested nearby. He was taken to Waratah police station and has been charged with murder. He’s been refused bail and will face Newcastle Local Court today.

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POLICE OFFICER TO FACE COURT OVER ALLEGED ASSAULT

A police officer will face court next month over an alleged domestic assault at Lake Macquarie. The senior constable – attached to a specialist command – is accused of becoming involved in a physical altercation with a 36-year-old woman at Bonnells Bay in September. The 39-year-old has been issued with a Court Attendance Notice, for the offence of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

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CYCLIST HIT WITH RUBBISH AT HEXHAM

A cyclist’s own helmet-mounted camera has captured the moment he came under attack in Newcastle. The rider was struck with an ice-filled drink, thrown from a passing car. The incident happened at around four o’clock yesterday afternoon on the New England Highway, near Hexham. Thankfully, the cyclist wasn’t injured. A complaint is expected to be lodged with police.

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