MURWILLUMBAH HITCHHIKER CHARGED OVER ALLEGED CARJACKING

A 36-year-old man has been charged with an alleged carjacking on the Far North Coast.

Shortly before 3am on Wednesday, a driver picked up a hitchhiker on Wharf Street in Murwillumbah.

As they reached the Sextons Hill overpass on the M1, the passenger allegedly threatened the driver with a large rock and demanded he get out of the vehicle.

The driver complied and the hitchhiker drove the car towards the Queensland border.

About 6.30am on Wednesday, a 36-year-old man attended Tweed Heads Police Station, where he was charged over the incident.

He will appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on May 1.