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FIREFIGHTER ACCUSED OF LIGHTING HUNTER BLAZES

A firefighter will face court next month accused of lighting bushfires at Kurri Kurri earlier this year. On January 18, police and firefighters responded to blazes at Chinamans Hollow, Hart Road, Loxford, and McLeod Road at Kurri Kurri. On Monday, a 28 year old man was arrested at a home in Hall Street, Weston. He was taken to Maitland Police Station and charged with four counts of intentionally causing a fire and concealing a serious indictable offence of another person. The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Cessnock Local Court next month. Strike force detectives also arrested a 27-year-old man yesterday. He was charged with an additional three counts of intentionally causing a fire and refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today.

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WOMAN DETAINED AND ASSAULTED OVER 12 HOUR PERIOD

A man has been charged with a string of domestic violence offences that he allegedly inflicted on his partner over a 12 hour period. Around 8pm yesterday, police responded to reports of an incident involving a man and a woman at a unit in Kurri Kurri. A 36-year-old man was arrested at the scene and charged with a range of offences including contravention of an AVO, intentionally choking a person, and assault occassioning actual bodily harm. Police allege over a 12 hour period, the man assaulted, choked and detained his 39-year-old female partner. The woman sustained a number of injuries and bruises to her body, head and neck and required medical treatment.

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ILLEGAL DUMPING CATCHES UP WITH THORNTON MAN

A Thornton man faces a fine and has been ordered to pay clean-up costs, after he illegally dumped about 30 tonnes of building and demolition waste in the Hunter Valley earlier this year. The waste was discovered by Hunter Economic Zone employees arriving for work at an industrial estate outside of Kurri Kurri in late February. Investigations by the Illegal Dumping Squad, police, and the Roads and Maritime Service led to a 46-year-old Thornton man being interviewed over the dumping. The man will be issued with a substantial fine, and is responsible for the clean-up costs involved. The Hunter-Central Coast Regional Illegal Dumping Squad is a joint project between the EPA and local councils.

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DOG EUTHANISED AFTER OWNER FAILS TO SEEK TREATMENT FOR INJURES SUSTAINED IN A DOG-FIGHT

A man has been fined $1500 and banned from owning any pets for five years, after he refused veterinary treatment for his pet dog following a fight with another dog. In April earlier this year, an RSPCA inspector and a council ranger attended an address in Kurri Kurri following reports of a dog fight. A female American Staffordshire Terrier was found with a broken leg and severe facial injuries. The dog – named Tess – was seized and rushed to a veterinary hospital for emergency treatment. The veterinarian found that by failing to seek treatment for the injuries, the owner had inflicted unnecessary suffering and infection on Tess. During a subsequent interview, the owner, Mr Daniel John Hudson, admitted that he had owned Tess for three years, and that the dog fight had happened about three days prior to the …

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HUNTER MAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO ANIMAL CRUELTY

A 58-year-old Hunter man has pleaded not guilty to torturing, beating and seriously injuring a cat earlier this year. Greg Richardson fronted Kurri Kurri Local Court this morning, where the plea was entered by his barrister. Richardson allegedly swung a cat around by its tail and hit it against a trailer in May, leaving it paralysed for life. He’s due to reappear in court on August 11. Outside the court, animal activists staged a silent protest. We’ll have all the details in tonight’s NBN News at six.

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DISQUALIFIED DRIVER ALLEGEDLY RAMS POLICE CAR DURING PURSUIT IN KURRI KURRI

A woman has been charged after allegedly ramming a police car during a pursuit in Kurri Kurri. Around 4:30pm on Friday, police were patrolling Leggetts Drive in Pelaw Main, when they identified a Hyundai Elantra with expired registration. Police attempted to pull the vehicle over, but it failed to stop and a pursuit ensued. The chase continued through Kurri Kurri, until it came to a stop on a bush track off Embelton Road. When police attempted to open the driver’s door, the driver allegedly reversed the vehicle into the patrol car. The 24-year-old female driver was removed from the vehicle and arrested. Following a search, police allegedly located a small amount of cannabis on the driver, and was also discovered she is disqualified from driving until 2017. The woman was charged with a number of offences including driving while disqualified, driving an …

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MALE SOUGHT BY POLICE AFTER FIREARMS THEFT IN KURRI KURRI

Five firearms have been stolen during a break and enter at Kurri Kurri in the Hunter Valley. Police believe between 1:30 and 2.15pm on Saturday, a home was broken into on Northcote Street. The firearms – including a shotgun and two .22 rifles – were stolen, along with ammunition, jewellery and cash. Police are investigating and are looking for a male, described as around 18-years-old, with an olive complexion and short dark hair. He was last seen wearing shorts and a blue t-shirt.

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POLICE ARREST KURRI KURRI SERVICE STATION ROBBER IN NEWCASTLE

A 32-year-old man has faced court today after being charged with a robbery in Kurri Kurri earlier this week. Around 1am on Thursday, the man allegedly entered a service station on Northcote Street, grabbed the female attendant around the neck and demanded cash. Shortly after, the man fled with cash and cigarettes. The woman was uninjured, and was able to contact police, who launched an investiagation. CCTV images of the man were released to the public, and following calls to crimestoppers, police were able to arrest the man at Hamilton Railway Station about 1am today.

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BIG NAMES LINE UP FOR TEX MACDONALD CUP AT KURRI

A host of big name motorbike riders have signed on for Saturday night’s inaugural Tex MacDonald Cup at Kurri Speedway. Former world champion, Jason Crump, has accepted an invitation to race, as has Central Coast local, Taylor Poole. Named after a local speedway identity, the meeting will be an important occasion for the Hunter’s own Mason Campton, who grew up with the MacDonald family. Campton is hoping for a strong showing before he heads to the UK, for the British Premier League season.

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