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MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER OVER SOUTH GRAFTON STABBING

A 33-year-old man has been charged with murder, following a fatal stabbing at South Grafton over the weekend. Officers have been told two men got into an argument at a home on Gardenia Way in the early hours of Saturday morning, with it alleged the 33-year-old stabbed a 28-year-old twice in the abdomen. The man from Eatonsville was flown to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital, where he later died. The accused was arrested nearby, and taken to Grafton Police Station where he was charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. His charge was later upgraded to murder.

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DRUNK DRIVER NARROWLY MISSES STAFF AT TAREE BOTTLE SHOP

Customers and staff came dangerously close to being hurt, when a car came careering through a Taree drivethrough bottleshop on Friday afternoon. When tested police allege its driver blew 0.256, more than five times the legal limit. The would-be customer, a 51-year-old man, has been charged with high-range drink driving. He’ll face Forster Local Court in February. (VISION ONLY)

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24-YEAR-OLD WANTED ON OUTSTANDING WARRANT

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a man, wanted in the state’s north. Harold Harrison is wanted over alleged assault, break and enter, and traffic offences. The 24-year-old is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, between 165cm and 175cm tall, with brown eyes and black hair. He’s known to frequent the Armidale and South West Rocks areas. Anyone who sees Mr Harrison, is urged to contact police.

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WINDOWS SMASHED AT WOOLGOOLGA WOOLWORTHS

A man, armed with a knife and hammer, was tasered at Woolworths in Woolgoolga early this morning after he smashed up to 50 windows at the store. It’s understood police attended the store around 4am. The 40-year-old man became aggressive towards police, threatening them with the weapons, before tasers were used. He was taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus in a stable condition where he will undergo a mental health assessment. Police inquiries continue.   (VISION ONLY)

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