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SUBMACHINE GUN SEIZED ON THE CENTRAL COAST

A submachine gun has been seized after police stopped a car on the Central Coast. Police stopped a Holden Commodore on Oakland Avenue in The Entrance, about 7.40pm last night. A search of the vehicle allegedly uncovered a bag containing an MP40 submachine gun with a missing barrel, a firearm magazine and 60 rounds of various ammunition Police say the gun is in working order. A 40-year-old man who was a passenger in the car was arrested and charged with possessing a prohibited firearm and possessing ammunition without a permit. He will appear at Wyong Local Court today.

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SWIMMERS PRAISED FOR CPR

Police have praised the quick-thinking swimmers who pulled an elderly man from the ocean baths at The Entrance. The 83-year-old was spotted face down in the water around 3PM yesterday. Several people dragged the man out and begun CPR, but sadly, he died at the scene. “I applaud those strangers, I applaud the lifeguard who instantly acted but unfortunately the gentleman could not be revived.” (Audio in parts)

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KNIFE-WIELDING MAN ASSAULTS TWO MEN ON THE CENTRAL COAST

A man is accused of assaulting two men with a knife on the Central Coast yesterday. Shortly after midnight, two men went to a friend’s home at The Entrance, when they were approached by a male armed with a knife. Police allege he then assaulted the pair. The injured men, aged 27 and 29, ran to The Entrance Police Station to report the incident, and seek medical treatment. At around 3:30pm yesterday, police arrested a 32-year-old man at his home in relation to the incident. He was later charged with wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

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SAND PUMPING STARTS AT THE ENTRANCE

Good news for beachgoers…sand is now being pumped onto the Entrance Beach, in an effort to address ongoing erosion issues. By mid-November, as much as 20, 000 cubic metres is expected to be dredged from the channel and pumped onto the beach. Council and the local surf club are hoping the sand will cover the rocks and make the beach safe for swimming, but admit there’s no guarantees. Meanwhile, council has also this week begun work on the three million dollar Waterfront upgrade. (Audio in parts)

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