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WOMAN ALLEGEDLY THREATENS PASSENGERS ON A BUS WITH A SYRINGE

A woman has allegedly threatened passengers on a Tamworth bus with a broken bottle and syringe. The incident took place at around 2pm yesterday, when the passengers on the bus confronted a 27-year-old woman over $3,500 worth of thefts from several stores in Tamworth yesterday. A member of the public alerted police when she left the bus, and she was arrested shortly after on Denne Street in West Tamworth. There were no reports of injuries. The woman was charged with eight counts of shoplifting, and using an offensive weapon with intent, among a range of other offences. The alleged stolen items have been recovered.

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EIGHT FIREARMS STOLEN FROM RURAL BUNDARRA PROPERTY

Firearms, including a number of shotguns and rifles, have been stolen during a break-in, in the state’s west. Police say the rural property in Bundarra was broken into sometime between 7am and 5pm yesterday. A total of eight firearms were stolen from a firearm safe, including: Simson 12G side by side double barrel shotgun Sportco 62A .22 calibre rifle Diamond .410 side by side double barrel shotgun Marlin 917.V.17HMR calibre rifle IAC 12G lever action shotgun Maine .22 calibre rifle Savage 11 .223 Calibre rifle Birmingham Small Arms .310 calibre antique Anyone with information about the break-in or the stolen firearms is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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MURDER ACCUSED TO REMAIN IN CUSTODY

Natasha Darcy-Crossman, the woman accused of killing her partner Mathew Dunbar on a property near Walcha, remains behind bars after her case was mentioned in Tamworth local Court this morning. Darcy-Crossman remained in the cells, her solicitor saying she ‘did not wish to appear before court’ and requested a medical review for his client. She’ll again face court on January 24. (VISION ONLY)

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PARTNER OF MATHEW DUNBAR REMAINS IN CUSTODY, CHARGED WITH MURDER

The partner of north west farmer Mathew Dunbar remains in custody tonight, after facing court in Tamworth today charged with his murder. Natasha Darcy-Crossman is accused of killing the 42-year-old, who was found unresponsive at his property just outside Walcha on August 2nd. Mr Dunbar was part of farming groups, including the Walcha Poultry Club, and had lived in the town much of his life. “Mathew was a bloke that never did anyone any harm in his life. He just lived his life and helped people.” Darcy-Crossman is due back in court tomorrow. (AUDIO IN PARTS ONLY)

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