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Jack Antcliff is NBN News's Digital & Social Media Producer. Jack has also worked as a cameraman and editor in the news department and worked on NBN's outside broadcasts. He has a wide knowledge of all sports. Born and raised in Newcastle, Jack has an encyclopaedic knowledge of sport across Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.

MAN INJURED IN BOAT FIRE LAKE MACQUARIE

Dramatic scenes have played out at Lake Macquarie this afternoon, with a boat bursting into flames at Belmont. WATCH MORE: BOAT INFERNO TAKES HOLD ON LAKE MACQUARIE Emergency services were called to the scene at the Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, at around 1:10pm following reports of an explosion. Witnesses have told NBN News a man was forced to jump from the boat, with patrons at the club evacuated. The 59-year-old Belmont man was treated at the scene by paramedics for burns to his face and hands. He was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition. The latest from the scene at Lake Macquarie Yacht Club – a man in his 50s transferred to John Hunter Hospital with burns to his upper body. I’ll have all the details tonight at 6pm on @nbnnews pic.twitter.com/47JXucnpCQ — Samantha Long (@SamanthaLongNBN) June …

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TWO MEN CHARGED OVER ALLEGED BYRON BAY ASSAULT

A 28-year-old and a 29-year-old man have been charged, after two police officers were allegedly assaulted in Byron Bay on Friday. Officers were called to a nightclub on Jonson Street in the early hours of Friday morning, after two men became aggressive towards security. It’s alleged in an attempt to arrest the pair the officers were assaulted, leaving one with stomach, finger, neck and chin injuries. The two men fled the scene. They were later arrested at Byron Bay Police Station. A 29-year-old man was charged with a string of offences including two counts of assault police cause actual bodily harm. He was refused bail to appear in court later today. A 28-year-old man was charged with two offences including resist officer in execution of their duty. He was granted conditional bail to appear in court later today.

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WOMEN’S STATE OF ORIGIN HIGHLIGHTS

WATCH: Women’s State of Origin Highlights: New South Wales v Queensland The New South Wales Blues have won the first official Women’s State of Origin match, beating Queensland 16 – 10 at North Sydney Oval. Isabelle Kelly scored with five minutes remaining to break the deadlock, and hand the Blues their third straight win over the Maroons. POST GAME: Queensland Press Conference POST GAME: New South Wales Press Conference

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FRESH APPEAL FOR INFORMATION OVER HUNTER VALLEY HIT AND RUN

Police have renewed their appeal for information, after a cyclist was injured in a hit and run in the Hunter Valley last weekend. A 17-year-old was riding with two others on Cross Street at Seaham in the early hours of Saturday morning, when he was hit by a dark coloured four-wheel-drive. It’s alleged the vehicle failed to stop, leaving the scene. The teenager underwent emergency surgery at Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition. Officers are now hoping to speak to anyone who saw a 2007 to 2012 model Mitsubishi Outlander in the area at the time, or one which may have damage to the front of it.

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17-YEAR-OLD CHARGED WITH ROBBERIES AT JESMOND

A teenage boy has been charged, following an investigation into a series of alleged robberies at a Newcastle shopping centre. It’s alleged in one incident a person approached a woman in the carpark of the Bluegum Road shopping centre, stealing her handbag. Following inquiries, officers arrested a 17-year-old boy at Wallsend yesterday. He was taken to Newcastle Police Station and charged with a string of offences including robbery armed with an offensive weapon. He was refused bail, and will appear in a children’s court today.

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PUBLIC ASSISTANCE SOUGHT TO HELP FIND MISSING MAN

Police are seeking public assistance to help locate a man missing from the Casino area, in the New South Wales Northern Rivers area. 56-year-old Steven John Close was last seen leaving a hospital at Urbenville on May 22. He is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, about 170cm tall, with a medium build and with dark brown hair. Anyone with information, or who sees Steven is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.  

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PEDESTRIAN KILLED ON CENTRAL COAST

A male pedestrian has died, after being hit by a car at Woongarrah on the Central Coast. Emergency services were called to Hakone Road near the intersection of Waterside Drive, at around 8 o’clock last night, following reports a man had been hit by a car. The man, who is believed to be in his 70’s, died at the scene. The female driver of the car was taken to Wyong Hospital for mandatory testing.

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INVESTIGATION CONTINUING AFTER NORTH COAST MOTORCYCLE CRASH

Police are investigating the circumstances which led to a single vehicle motorcycle crash on the New South Wales North Coast. Emergency services were called to the scene on Clothiers Creek Road at Clothiers Creek at around 4:30 yesterday afternoon, following reports a motorcycle had hit a fence. A 38-year-old pillion passenger was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital with head and arm injuries, while the driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to Murwillumbah Hospital. Anyone who witnessed the crash, or who was in the area at the time is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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DEVILS FEELING RIGHT AT HOME IN WINTRY CONDITIONS

It’s cold and frosty in New South Wales at the moment, but a special group of tasmanian devils is feeling right at home. Extra food is provided at this time of the year at the Devil Ark, a breeding facility in the Barrington Tops north of Newcastle, that’s working to save the species. The devils are said to be revelling in the first snowfall at the ark in two years. Many of the females are thought to be carrying joeys in their pouches.

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