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TWO CHILDREN APPROACHED ON THE FAR NORTH COAST

Police are investigating two separate child approaches in the state’s north recently. About 10.30am on Tuesday, a man approached a nine-year-old girl at a festival in Ballina Street in Lennox Head. He was told to leave the event by organisers. Then around 5pm the same day, a 10-year-old girl was approached by a man at Belongil Beach in Byron Bay. The girl left the beach with her family and the man left the scene. Police believe the incidents are linked. The man has been described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 60s, 177cm-179cm tall, solid build with grey facial hair. He was seen wearing wooden beads, rainbow-coloured shirt, tights and a black beanie and was seen driving a light grey Volkswagen transporter.

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POLICE SEEKING WITNESSES FOLLOWING BYRON BAY CYCLIST DEATH

Police have released an image of the crash site where a cyclist died in Northern New South Wales earlier this week. A 70-year-old man died on Monday, when he came off his bike and crashed heavily on Bangalow Road, in Byron Bay. The crash happened about 650m from the intersection with Coopers Shoot Road. Police believe prior to the crash, a second bicycle rider was seen in the area, as well as a white Toyota Landcruiser. The other rider, the occupants of the white Landcruiser, and any other witnesses are being urged to come forward.

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CYCLIST CRITICALLY INJURED NEAR BYRON BAY

Police are investigating the circumstances around a crash near the New South Wales-Queensland border that left a cyclist in a critical condition. Police say a 70-year-old man was riding his push bike east on Bangalow Road, Byron Bay just after midday yesterday, when he came off his bike and crashed heavily onto the road. He was treated at the scene before being airlifted to Gold Coast Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition. Any witnesses are being urged to contact police.

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DRUGS ALLEGEDLY DISCOVERED IN BALLINA AIRPORT SEARCH

A Byron Bay man has been charged with supplying a prohibited drug, after police allegedly discovered methylamphetamine and ketamine on him during a search. Around 3:30pm yesterday, police stopped and searched the man, aged 41, in the car park of the Ballina-Byron Airport in Ballina. Police allegedly seized 110g of methylamphetamine and a small amount of ketamine. A subsequent search of the man’s home in Byron Bay allegedly turned up a number of items that were seized for examination. He was charged with supply prohibited drug (greater than indictable quantity) and two counts of possess prohibited drug. He will appear in Ballina Local Court next month.

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MAN CHARGED OVER ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT

A man will front court over the alleged sexual assault of a woman on the far north coast last week. The 31-year-old woman told police she was at Belongil Beach near Byron Bay, about 5pm on Monday the 5th of June, when she was approached by an unknown man. The man allegedly sexually assaulted the woman before she escaped. She was later taken to Byron Bay Hospital for treatment. Subsequent police inquiries led to the arrest a 31-year-old man at a home in Coffs Harbour about 1.30pm yesterday. He was charged with six counts of aggravated sexual assault (deprive liberty), three counts of committing an act of indecency, and one count of reckless damage.

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ONLOOKERS HELP SAVE WOMAN TRAPPED IN PARTIALLY SUBMERGED CAR

Quick-thinking bystanders have come to the rescue of an elderly woman who became trapped in a partially submerged car in the far north of New South Wales. Police say the 73-year-old woman was reversing her car on a property in Wooyung, 35km north of Byron Bay, around 9am this morning, when it slid into a creek. The woman was trapped in the car – a late model white Toyota Prado – with her head just above water, allowing her to breath. Her husband, a family friend, and two nearby residents came to her aid and contacted emergency services. She was rescued by a NSW Volunteer Rescue Association raft and taken to Tweed Heads Hospital via ambulance, with a suspected fractured leg and hypothermia.

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POLICE INVESTIGATE BELONGIL BEACH SEXUAL ASSAULT

Detectives are investigating reports a woman was sexually assaulted on the state’s Far North Coast yesterday. According to police, the 31-year-old was assaulted by an unknown man on Belongil Beach in Tyagarah, about 5km south of Brunswick Heads Surf club. She managed to escape to a hotel on Childe St in Byron Bay. The woman was later taken to Byron Bay Hospital. Police would now like to speak to a man they believe can assist in their inquiries. He is described as being 20-30 years old, with a balding/shaved head. At the time of the alleged incident, he was wearing a white tank top with a Buddhist motif on the back, black shorts and runners, and carrying a handmade satchel type black bag with brown stripes.

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25-YEAR-OLD CHARGED OVER ALLEGED ATTACK ON HOMELESS MAN

A homeless man has been assaulted during an attack on the Far North Coast. Around 10:30 on Sunday night, a 29-year-old homeless man was sleeping on a bench in Apex Park in Byron Bay, when he was approached by a man demanding money. The man allegedly kicked and stomped the head of the homeless man a number of times. Witnesses called emergency services, and the homeless man was taken to Byron District Hospital where he was treated for a large cut to the back of his head. Police subsequently charged a 25-year-old man with reckless wounding, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and use intimidation/violence to unlawfully influence person.

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CASH AND CANNABIS SEZIED ON THE FAR NORTH COAST

A man has appeared in court after police allegedly located a hydroponic setup, 56 cannabis plants, and $7000 in cash while executing a search warrant on the far north coast yesterday. Just after 6 o’clock on Friday, a search warrant was executed on a home on Beach Avenue, South Golden Beach, north of Byron Bay. Police allegedly located a hydroponic setup, and seized 117 cannabis seeds, nearly 8 kilograms of cannabis, 56 cannabis plants, and $7000 cash. A 53-year-old man was charged with a number of offences, including dealing with property proceeds of crime, supplying cannabis, and consuming electricity without authority

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