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MAN EXTRADITED FROM QUEENSLAND OVER ALLEGED WARRANT

An alleged Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) member as been extradited from Queensland over an outstanding warrant in northern NSW. Following an appearance at a Magistrates Court in Brisbane last Wednesday, the 35-year-old man was extradited to NSW for an outstanding warrant relating to drug and firearm offences. Police charged the man with the warrant, and he was refused bail in Tweed Heads Local Court yesterday. He is scheduled to reappear at court next month.

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MAN ALLEGEDLY PERFORMS INDECENT ACT IN FRONT OF 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL

A man has been charged with committing an act of indecency on the North Coast yesterday morning. A 12-year-old girl was sitting alone at a bus stop on Skinner Street, near New Street, in South Grafton at around 8:30, when police say the man approached the girl. Police say he tried to engage her in conversation, but when she did not respond, he allegedly committed an act of indecency towards her. The girl told the man to go away several times before he left. Police were contacted, and a 39-year-old man was arrested on New Street. He was charged with intimidation, assault, offensive behaviour, and committing an act of indecency. The man was refused bail and remanded to re-appear at Grafton Local Court on Monday.

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CASH AND DRUGS ALLEGEDLY TURN UP IN BYRON BAY VEHICLE SEARCH

Illicit drugs and a sum of cash have allegedly been discovered by police during the search of a car on the Far North Coast. While conducting patrols in the area, police approached two men in a parked car on Gilmour Crescent in Byron Bay at around 3:30pm yesterday. The drugs, along with other items were allegedly seized during the search. One man, aged 30, was charged with possessing a prohibited drug, while the other man, also aged 30, was charged with three counts of possessing and supplying a prohibited drug, and dealing with the proceeds of crime.

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FATHER KILLER GETS 37 YEARS JAIL

Disturbing footage has emerged revealing what a Murwillumbah man – today jailed for killing his father – really thought about him. Michael Phillip Martin will remain behind bars until at least 2042, for hacking Michael Anthony Martin to death with a samurai sword in 2014.

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