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MAN TREATED FOR MINOR INJURIES FOLLOWING CENTRAL COAST SHARK BITE

A 68-year-old man is recovering in hospital, after he was bitten on the foot by a Wobbegong shark on the Central Coast. The Entrance and North Entrance Beaches remain closed following the incident, which happened at around 11 o’clock this morning. It’s understood the man stepped on the shark near The Entrance Surf Club. He was taken to Wyong Hospital suffering minor injuries. Beaches are expected to reopen around 11 o’clock on Sunday morning.

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MAN CHARGED OVER ALLEGED ASSAULT AT HAMILTON

A 25-year-old man has been charged over an alleged assault in the Newcastle suburb of Hamilton. Police were called to Beaumont Street at around 2 o’clock on Saturday morning, after reports two men, aged 25 and 43, had been involved in an altercation. The younger man was arrested at the scene, and taken to Newcastle Police Station where he was charged. He was granted conditional bail, and will face court next month.

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P-PLATER PICKED UP SPEEDING NEAR NABIAC

A 20-year-old woman has been fined more than $2,500 and had her licence suspended, after she was caught travelling more than 50km/h over the speed limit on the mid north coast. Officers spotted a Mazda 6 on the Pacific Highway at Nabiac just before 1am, with the northbound car detected at 151km/h in a 100km/h zone. The driver, who held a Provisional P2 licence, had her licence suspended for 6 months. The car’s number plates were also confiscated for three months.

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TRAINS RESUME NEWCASTLE CENTRAL COAST LINE

UPDATE Trains are running again between Hornsby and Gosford, after severe weather earlier closed the line. EARLIER Severe weather is continuing to cause chaos for commuters across the Hunter and Central Coast, with no trains running between Hornsby and Gosford. The need for urgent power supply repairs has closed the line. Passengers are advised to delay their journey, where possible. Buses are being arranged to replace services For the most up-to-date information visit www.transportnsw.info ———— A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of the Hunter, Mid North Coast, and North West Slopes and Plains, Northern Tablelands and Northern Rivers. M1 PACIFIC MWY: Take extreme care on the mwy btwn Sydney and the Central Coast as a severe thunderstorm moves through the area. pic.twitter.com/hrss1eObK0 — Live Traffic Sydney (@LiveTrafficSyd) December 14, 2018 Heavy rainfall and damaging winds are expected …

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