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MAN FACES COURT OVER ALLEGED BAG SNATCH

A 23-year-old man has been charged after allegedly snatching the handbag of an elderly woman near Lake Macquarie. The incident happened just before 3pm on Sunday, when a 90-year-old woman left Toronto Town Square and was walking towards her vehicle parked on Brighton Avenue. The man rode up behind the woman on a pushbike and allegedly grabbed her handbag and rode away. The woman wasn’t hurt during the incident. The man was subsequently arrested at a Blackalls Park address at around 10.30pm yesterday, and was charged with stealing from a person and breaching bail.

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PROTESTER LIKENS SUPERCARS RESIDENTS PLIGHT TO THE HOLOCAUST

A Facebook post likening the Holocaust of Jewish people to Newcastle East residents during the Newcastle Supercars has caused a stir on social media. The post appeared on the Newcastle East – Heritage Zone not Supercar Zone page at around 6:00pm last night. The post suggests that, like Jewish people under Nazi rule, Newcastle East residents are denied civil liberties and property rights, and that residents are required to wear a wristband to identify themselves, like the yellow badge Jewish People were legally required to wear.   The post has since been deleted. Details tonight at 6.

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