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UNIT FIRE ABOVE FAMILY HOTEL IN NEWCASTLE

12 people were forced to flee a three-storey building in Newcastle’s CBD this morning, after a fire broke out in a unit on top of the Family Hotel. Smoke filled the apartments above the newly-opened Hunter Street pub at around 6am, before the flames were extinguished by firefighters. It’s thought the fire was sparked by someone smoking a cigarette in bed. Image- Newcastle Herald

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CHARGES FOLLOW WALLSEND SEIGE

A man has been charged following a siege in Newcastle yesterday. Shortly before midday on Saturday, police responded to reports of a man refusing to leave a home on Macquarie Street, Wallsend. Police allege a 42-year-old man became aggressive towards officers and refused to leave, making a number of threats. Following negotiations, the man was arrested about 5.30pm without incident. He was charged with destroying or damaging property and served with an AVO.

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ROYAL COMMISSION: FORMER NEWCASTLE BISHOP GIVES EVIDENCE

Former Anglican Bishop of Newcastle, Alfred Holland, has denied knowledge of sexual abuse allegations during his tenure between 1978 and 1992. Today Mr Holland appeared via video link to give evidence during day two of the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse. When asked why he promoted Father Peter Rushton to Archdeacon of Maitland, he said: “If I would have known there were allegations against Rushton, he would never had been appointed as Archdeacon.” He also stated that he “trusted the priests to do their work because of the promises that they made to god…” when questioned if he should have known about Rushton’s actions, given he was Bishop. The hearing continues. We’ll bring you the full story from day two of the public hearing, on NBN News tonight at 6.

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POLICE HANDED GREYHOUND CATTLE-PROD VIDEO

Video of a 6,000 volt cattle prod allegedly being used on a greyhound at The Gardens race track in Newcastle, has been handed to police. The footage, which was forwarded on by Greyhound Racing NSW, appears to show the device being used during a private trial session in 2012. The incident has shocked the RSPCA, which says the prod would have inflicted serious pain. Greyhound Racing NSW says police will investigate whether criminal charges can be laid.

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WARABROOK MAN TO FACE TRIAL OVER DEATH OF CO-WORKER

A man will face trial over the death of a co-worker at Sandgate last year. 44-year-old Geoffrey Michael Strong from Warabrook was today committed to stand trial over the death of Glen Canning. It’s alleged Mr Strong punched Mr Canning in the face several times during a fight following a collision between a prime mover and a forklift. Strong is facing one charge of assault causing death. The trial is set to begin in Newcastle District Court in August. (VISION ONLY)

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WOMAN CHARGED OVER ASSAULT OF 84-YEAR-OLD IN NEWCASTLE

A woman has been charged in relation to the alleged assault of an 84-year-old woman in Newcastle last week. About 2.30pm on Friday, the elderly woman was walking along Hunter Street where it is alleged that another woman struck the older woman’s shoulder. The 84-year-old fell heavily to the ground, striking her head on the pavement. The injured woman was taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment for a fractured hip. She remains in a stable condition. Following police investigations, police arrested a 50-year-old woman around 11am yesterday. She was subsequently charged with reckless wounding, causing grievous bodily harm.

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