MAN AT CENTRE OF TAREE SIEGE HAS PLEADED GUILTY TO FIVE CHARGES

A man at the centre of an eight-hour siege in Taree’s west has pleaded guilty to five charges.

42-year-old Andrew Meredith is accused of threatening police officers with an axe and refusing arrest at a home on Coulson Street in September.

He was refused bail in Forster Local Court and will reappear in February.

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Originally from the Central Coast, Lara joined the NBN News team as a journalist in 2018. She completed a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Journalism at the University of Newcastle, before making the move north to join NBN News' Taree bureau. Got a story idea? lcoffey@nbntv.com.au