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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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TWEED-BRYON POLICE SEARCH FOR WOMAN SUSPECTED MISSING IN THE SURF

Police are continuing to search for a woman who reportedly went missing in the surf at Belongil Beach, near Byron Bay this morning. Just after midnight, police were called after passers-by reported a woman had gone into the water looking for a backpack and had not been sighted since. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter and Marine Rescue were called in to search for the swimmer but efforts were suspended around 8:30am. Tweed-Byron Police have received no reports of a missing person but continue to make inquires with nearby accommodation providers. The woman is said to be in her 20’s with long dark hair.  

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FEMALE DRIVER KILLED IN SINGLE-VEHICLE CRASH NEAR GRAFTON

Witnesses are being sought after a single-vehicle crash claimed the life of a woman on the Far North Coast. The crash happened on Summerland Way, about 5km south of Whiporie, at around 12:30pm yesterday. The driver – and sole occupant of the vehicle – a woman believed to be aged in her 20’s, died at the scene. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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FATAL CRASH NORTH OF GRAFTON

A woman in her 20’s has been killed in a crash on the Summerland Way north of Grafton. Emergency services were called to the scene about 5km south of Whiporie after reports of a crash. The driver who was the sole occupant of the vehicle died at the scene. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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