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ALLEGATIONS 3-YEAR-OLD TOUCHED INAPPROPRIATELY AT A MID NORTH COAST POOL

Police on the Mid North Coast are appealing for witnesses after shocking allegations a 3-year-old girl was touched inappropriately at a public pool. On Tuesday between 9:30am and 3pm the young girl was swimming at Nabiac pool on a supervised excursion. Police say she told her parents that evening she was approached by an unknown man and touched inappropriately in the toilet block. The incident has been reported to the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Unit. Together with Manning-Great Lakes police, an investigation has been launched and it’s appealing to the community to assist. Detective Acting Superintendent Andrew Waterman, Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad Commander has said, “Detectives have conducted a significant canvass and we’ve established that the pool was very busy throughout the day.” “We would like to hear from anyone who went to the pool on Tuesday …

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CALLS FOR AN INQUEST INTO THE DEATH OF LEWIS BUDDY KELLY

It’s a cold case that’s gone unsolved for 35 years. Now, Aboriginal Justice spokesperson David Shoebridge is calling for an inquest into the death of Lewis Buddy Kelly. The teenager was found dead on railway tracks in South Kempsey in 1983, but still his family has no answers. Last year, the matter was referred back to police for further investigation, including interviewing witnesses who weren’t spoken to at the time. “And unlike police, if witnesses are unwilling to corporate, they can be forced to give evidence in a coronial inquest” – David Shoebridge.

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TWO HOME INVASIONS IN PORT MACQUARIE

Police are appealing for information after a violent home invasion in Port Macquarie. Three people gained entry to a home on Chisholm Circuit at about 4 o’clock this morning and allegedly assaulted residents. A 21-year-old man suffered wounds to his abdomen and head and was taken to hospital… It was later discovered he had been shot. Detectives are also investigating an earlier home invasion at Moondarra Terrace.

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