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MAN FLOWN TO HOSPITAL FOLLOWING HUNTER EXPRESSWAY CRASH

A 26-year-old man remains in a stable condition in hospital, after a two car crash in the Hunter Valley. Emergency services were called to the scene on the Hunter Expressway at Belford, just after 6am, following reports two cars had collided. The driver of one car, a 26-year-old man, was reportedly trapped for about an hour. He was flown to John Hunter Hospital. The driver of the second vehicle was treated at the scene. VIDEO: Blair Morris

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INFORMATION WANTED OVER ARMIDALE ROBBERY

Police are seeking public assistance to help locate a man they wish to speak to, in relation to a robbery in Armidale overnight. Just before 10pm, a man entered a fast food restaurant on Dumaresq Street, allegedly threatening a staff member and stealing cash. He then fled the scene on a black mountain bike. He’s described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, aged in his late 20s to mid-30s, with a medium build. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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PHARMACY STAFF MEMBER ALLEGEDLY THREATENED WITH BLOOD-FILLED SYRINGE

WATCH: BELMONT PHARMACY STAFF SHAKEN FOLLOWING ARMED ROBBERY A 38-year-old man has been charged, after allegedly threatening a staff member with a blood-filled syringe at a pharmacy near Lake Macquarie. Shortly before 4pm yesterday, it’s alleged a man entered a business on Singleton Street, Belmont, threatening staff before stealing medication and leaving. No one was injured. Police later located a man hiding in a yard on May Street, Belmont. He was charged with robbery armed with an offensive weapon, and was refused bail, to face court later today.

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MAN ARRESTED OVER ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL

WATCH: MAN BEHIND BARS FOR ALLEGED HORRIFIC CRIME AGAINST SCHOOL GIRL —— A 47-year-old man has been refused bail, charged with the alleged abduction and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl earlier this week. Newcastle Police Superintendent Brett Greentree and Detective Superintendent John Kerlatec addressed the media this morning, here’s some of what they had to say. The 47yo has been charged with kidnaping, six counts of aggravated sexual assault & four counts of aggravated indecent assault. Supt. Greentree “These allegations are horrific…not only against this brave little girl but the community..” @nbnnews pic.twitter.com/aHvl1nUAMY — Georgia Maher (@MaherGeorgia) June 17, 2018 Commander of Newcastle Police has said it’s been a “very hard week, a very tough week” in the search for the man accused of the kidnap and aggravated sexual assault of a 11yo girl. “The incident sent shivers down the …

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Updating #NBNNews The Liberal party gathers for its Federal Council meeting – rallying troops ahead of three upcoming elections. A shake-up for the electricity market with a free service to help households find the cheapest deal. Donald Trump’s ex campaign manager sent to jail amid new charges in the Russia meddling investigation. Stephen Hawking farewelled at a memorial service in London. And the socceroos prepare for their opening World Cup match.

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EAST MAITLAND RESTAURANT ROBBED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT

A 28-year-old man has been charged over an armed hold up at East Maitland. Police released CCTV images of a man after a restaurant on High Street was robbed at knifepoint yesterday. Officers say he stole cash before taking off towards the railway station. The man was arrested and charged this morning following the public appeal. He will face Newcastle Local Court tomorrow.

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12-YEAR-OLD APPROACHED IN HUNTER VALLEY

Police are seeking public assistance, after a 12-year-old girl was approached at Muswellbrook in the Hunter Valley. It’s understood the girl was walking along Glenbawn Place just before 8 o’clock on Friday morning, when a man started following her. The girl was followed for several streets before the man ran to a waiting car on Dangar Road, jumping into the passenger seat. The car is described as being an older model Commodore sedan, with dark window tint and was of a blue/green colour. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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CLOSE CALL AT BAR BEACH

A runaway car created something of a spectacle at Bar Beach this evening. The driver had apparently forgotten to engage the handbrake of the Suzuki, which was left in the carpark. It jumped the gutter and went 50 metres down a pathway, coming to rest on a flight of stairs. Thankfully, no one was injured.

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