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MAN CHARGED AFTER THREE STABBED AT TAMWORTH

Three people have been stabbed during a domestic dispute at Tamworth. Police have been told a 21-year-old man and his 21-year-old girlfriend got into an argument in the the front yard of a home on Coorong Street, just before 10:30 on Saturday night. During the argument, the man’s mother attempted to intervene, with both women allegedly stabbed by the man. A 34-year-old man, who attempted to intervene, was also stabbed in the torso. All three were taken to Tamworth Base Hospital, with the 40-year-old and 34-year-old expected to be flown to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital. Following inquiries, a 21-year-old was arrested just after midnight. He was charged with a number of offences including two counts of wound with intent to murder. Olivia Portell reports.

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TWO CHARGED OVER NEW YEAR’S DAY ASSAULT AT CATHERINE HILL BAY

Two people, including a police officer from Sydney have been charged over an assault at Lake Macquarie. It’s alleged the sergeant, who was off-duty at the time, assaulted a 52-year-old and a 58-year-old man at an address at Catherine Hill Bay in the early hours of New Year’s Day. It’s further alleged a 49-year-old woman assaulted a 55-year-old woman at the same location. Following inquiries, both were issued a Future Court Attendance Notice on Friday. They’re set to face Belmont Local Court in March.

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UPDATING NBN NEWS

Updating NBN News Two police shot while responding to a domestic violence incident at Glen Inness. A female officer was shot in the neck and remains in a critical condition at Gold Coast University Hospital – her male colleague is in a stable condition after suffering gunshot wounds to the face. The mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings set to be released from jail early. And rising tennis star, Alex De Menour knocked out of the Australian Open.

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FRESH APPEAL FOLLOWING TAMWORTH ROBBERY

Police have released a number of images to assist with tracking down a man involved in an armed robbery at Tamworth last year. It comes just over a week after a 21-year-old man was charged in relation to the October 1st robbery, in which two men armed with knives threatened staff at a Dampier Street hotel. The robbery happened at around 8:20pm, with the pair last seen running along Aberdeen Street. The 21-year-old was refused bail following his arrest in Inverell, with police now on the hunt for a second man. He’s described as being of a thin build with fair skin, around 170-175cm tall and between 20 and 25-years of age. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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MATILDAS COACH SACKED JUST FIVE MONTHS FROM WORLD CUP

Australia’s preparations for the FIFA women’s world cup have been dealt a major blow, with coach Alen Stajcic sacked from his position by Football Federation Australia. FFA chief executive David Gallop and chairman Chris Nikou made the announcement in Sydney a short time ago. It’s understood an investigation by the FFA identified a poor culture under Stajcic’s watch. The 45-year-old took on the role in 2014, overseeing the most successful period in the Matildas’ history. His replacement is yet to be announced. The women’s world cup gets underway in France in June.

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OFFICERS SHOT RESPONDING TO DOMESTIC INCIDENT AT GLEN INNES

Two police officers have been shot while responding to a domestic incident at Glen Innes in the state’s northern tablelands. At about 10 o’clock on Friday night, police were called to a domestic assault at a home in Church Street where a female officer was shot in the neck, while a male officer received a gunshot wound to his face. Both were taken to nearby Glen Innes Hospital, before they were airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital. The female officer is reported to be in a serious but stable condition, while her male colleague is believed to be stable. A third officer wasn’t injured. Around an hour after the incident, police discovered the body of a 74-year-old man inside the house along with a 59-year-old woman who was suffering minor injuries. Police have said they are not looking for anyone …

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