MAN CHARGED AFTER SHOT ALLEGEDLY FIRED NEAR WOMAN

An 80-year-old man has faced court charged with common assault, after allegedly firing his rifle in a Hunter home.

It’s alleged the man discharged the gun in a house at Hilldale on Friday, while a 71-year-old woman was inside.

He’s also been charged with possessing an unregistered firearm and firing it in a manner likely to injure.

Police allege the incident was domestic-related.

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