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CHARGES LAID OVER ALLEGED ASSAULT OF POLICE AND PARAMEDICS

A man will face a Newcastle court, charged over the alleged assault of police and paramedics a week ago. Emergency services responded to reports of a man with a cut to his head at a Merewether hotel, shortly before 1am on August 11. The 26-year-old allegedly assaulted paramedics when they attempted to treat him. He’s also accused of assaulting the attending police officers, before being taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment. The man was arrested when he attended Newcastle Police Station yesterday.

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DRUGS AND WEAPONS ALLEGEDLY DISCOVERED IN MEREWETHER PROPERTY SEARCH

Police have allegedly uncovered illicit drugs, firearms, and cash during a property search in a beachside suburb of Newcastle. The search warrant was executed at a unit on Watkins Street in Merewether, around 9am yesterday. Police allegedly located two firearms, three prohibited weapons, cash, credit cards, and drugs including MDMA and cannabis during the search. A 25-year-old man will face court in August charged with having goods in custody, supplying a prohibited drug, and three counts of possessing an unauthorised weapon, among others.

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CHARGES FOLLOW MEREWETHER ASSAULT

A 29-year-old has been charged, after a serious assault in a Newcastle suburb overnight. Shortly before 4am, emergency services responded to reports of an assault on Mitchell Street in Merewether. Paramedics treated a 28-year-old man at the scene before he was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition. Subsequent inquiries led police to arrest a 29-year-old man at John Hunter Hospital. He was charged with assaulting causing grievous bodily harm, and will appear before Newcastle Local Court later today.

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SYLVESTER SUSTAINS SERIOUS HEAD INJURIES IN ASSAULT

Newcastle surfer Jake Sylvester is in hospital with a serious head injury after a one-punch assault outside a hotel. Police say the 23-year-old Merewether local had just been ejected from the hotel on Steel Street late on Friday night when an altercation broke out on the footpath. Mr Sylvester was punched in the head and knocked to the roadway, fracturing his skull. He was treated at the scene before being taken to John Hunter Hospital, and remains in a serious condition with a suspected brain injury. Any witnesses to the incident are urged to contact police.

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ALL STAR CAST LINES UP AT MEREWETHER PRO-AM

It wasn’t offering PGA Tour prizemoney, but today’s $11,000 Merewether Pro-Am still attracted a quality field. Canadian Open winner Nathan Green was joined by other tour competitors, Ashley Hall and Aaron Price. Lake Macquarie’s Nick Flanagan is home for two weeks, before he heads to the Fiji International and Q-school in Florida. While Leigh McKechnie is ramping up his return to golf, following a three month break because of illness and injury. In the end, it was Neil Sarkies who claimed the title.

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