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Tyson Cottrill is a journalist and producer based in Newcastle, with 10 years television news experience. Tyson first began work with NBN in 2007, before being employed as a journalist at Channel Nine in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Born and raised in Newcastle, Tyson has a Bachelor of Communications from Charles Sturt University.

COURT TOLD TRIAL OF SAYLE NEWSON COULD TAKE AS LONG AS THREE MONTHS

A court has heard the trial of Sayle Newson, the man accused of murdering Hunter mother, Carly McBride, could take as long as three months. Newson formally denied the charge in Sydney Supreme Court on Friday. Police allege the 40-year-old killed Ms McBride in 2014, and dumped her body in bushland near Scone. Newson’s trial will be held in Newcastle, and begin in May. (VISION ONLY)

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BENJAMIN BATTERHAM TO STAND TRIAL FOR MURDER

Benjamin Batterham – the Newcastle man accused of chasing down and killing an alleged home intruder, will stand trial for murder. Batterham fronted Sydney Supreme Court on Friday where he pleaded not guilty to the charge. The 34-year-old allegedly found Ricky Slater Dickson inside his Hamilton home in 2016. The trial is expected to take four to six weeks, and will be held in Newcastle in a year’s time. (VISION ONLY)

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FORMER ADELAIDE ARCHBISHOP WILSON CONVICTION OVERTURNED

Philip Wilson, the highest-ranking Catholic ever found guilty of concealing child sexual abuse has been sensationally acquitted. The former Adelaide Archbishop had appealed his conviction, today’s decision by a Newcastle District Court judge, means the 68-year-old is now a free man. The Attorney General has asked the DPP to consider appealing today’s decision by a District Court judge. EARLIER Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson has been successful in his appeal, with his conviction for concealing child sex abuse overturned. Wilson wasn’t present in Newcastle Court today when the decision was handed down, but appeared via video link from a family members home on the Central Coast. Judge describes Philip Wilson as an “intelligent & reasonably articulate witness”, telling the court there is no basis to reject his evidence @nbnnews #philipwilson — Tyson Cottrill (@TysonCottrill) December 6, 2018 Former Adelaide Archbishop …

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MAN SENTENCED OVER LAGUNA SIEGE

A man who fired several shots during a lengthy standoff with police in the Hunter Valley last year, will likely be released from jail within two weeks. Andrew Kenneth Reading was today handed a minimum 19-month jail term in Newcastle District Court, in a case described as “unusual”.

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ACCUSED MURDERER TO APPEAL DECISION AT HIGH COURT

Garry Steven Davis – the Newcastle man who murdered two elderly nursing home residents has failed to have his convictions overturned. 31-year-old Davis is currently serving a minimum 30-year jail term, after being found guilty of murdering 83-year-old Gwen Fowler and 80-year-old Ryan Kelly, along with the manslaughter of 91-year-old Audrey Manuel at a Wallsend aged care facility in 2013. His legal team argued the trial judge didn’t consider all available evidence during his trial. Davis will now consider appealing to the High Court. (VISION ONLY)

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