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TEEN CHARGED OVER ALLEGED BAKER ASSAULT IN SOUTH TAMWORTH

A teenager has been charged following an assault in the state’s North West. Shortly before 5am on Saturday, a 49-year-old man was leaving his work at a bakery, when he was allegedly assaulted near the intersection of Robert Street and Woodward Avenue in South Tamworth. He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital, then airlifted to John Hunter Hospital with serious head injuries. He remains in a stable condition. A 23-year-old Westdale man and a 17-year-old boy were arrested at the scene The teenager has been was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He was refused bail and will appear at a Children’s Court tomorrow. The 23-year-old has since been released.

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WOMAN KILLED IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH, NORTH OF NARRABRI

A car crash has claimed the life of a woman in her 20’s in the state’s North West. Around 1:20pm yesterday, police responded to reports of a car crash on Wee Waa Road in Wee Waa, about 20km north of Narrabri. They arrived to find a Ford Falcon had left the road and crashed into a tree. The only person in the vehicle, a 27-year-old woman, died at the scene.

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SOUTH TAMWORTH BAKER VIOLENTLY ASSAULTED LEAVING WORK

A man in the state’s north west has allegedly been violently assaulted, after leaving his work at a bakery early this morning. Shortly before 5am, emergency services were called to the intersection of Robert Street and Woodward Avenue in South Tamworth. Police arrived to find a 49-year-old man with serious head injuries. Witnesses say the victim was held down and repeatedly punched and kicked in the head. The man was treated at the scene before being taken to Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital. He was later airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition. A 23-year-old man, from Westdale, was arrested at the scene.

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WERRIS CREEK WATER RESTRICTIONS EASED

Water restrictions at Werris Creek have been eased, with council lifting level one conservation measures. They were imposed in January to help the town’s ageing water system cope with the hot weather. Permanent conservation levels are still in place, with residents to avoid using sprinkler systems or hoses during the day and pools should be covered to reduce evaporation. (VISION ONLY)

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NATIONAL SERVICEMEN HONOURED THIS WEEKEND

The National Servicemen Association will mark its 66th anniversary this weekend, with a memorial service to be held in Tamworth tomorrow. The event is held to honour those who were conscripted to serve their country, between 1951 and 1972 – some making the ultimate sacrifice. “I think you have to remember that when national service was introduced, Australia was in the grip of a, I guess a cold war threat.” The service will start at 5 o’clock at the Marius Street Memorial near the train station. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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