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POLICE THREATENED WITH KNIFE ON A POLE AT MURWILLUMBAH

A 53-year-old man has been charged, after police were threatened with a knife in the state’s Northern Rivers. Officers were called to Dorset Street at Murwillumbah just before midnight on Sunday, after being told a man was yelling and throwing items in the street. It’s alleged as police approached the man they were threatened with a knife attached to the end of a pole. The man was eventually arrested, and charged with intent to commit an indictable offence. He was refused bail, and is expected to face Murwillumbah Local Court in September.

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MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN FAR NORTH COAST CRASH

A man has died after a crash between a motorbike and a truck on the state’s Far North Coast. Emergency services were called to Kyogle Road at Terragon south of Murwillumbah, at around 10:20 this morning following reports of a crash. The motorcyclist died at the scene, and is yet to be formally identified. Kyogle Road has been closed as a result of the accident, with motorists advised to visit www.livetraffic.com.au for the latest traffic information.

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21-YEAR-OLD ASSAULTED AT TWEED HEADS

Police are seeking public assistance to locate two men, after a 21-year-old was assaulted and robbed on the state’s Far North Coast. Shortly before 2 o’clock this morning a man was walking along Kennedy Drive at Tweed Heads West, when he was approached by two men he didn’t know. The pair demanded the man’s mobile phone and wallet, before assaulting him. He was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital with cuts to his head and hands, while the two men were last seen running north along Sugarwood Drive. They’re described as being of Caucasian appearance and aged between 19 and 20. One was wearing a black jumper, while the other man had short black hair, and was wearing a red jumper. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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DOING IT FOR DROUGHT AFFECTED FARMERS

Endurance runner, Ben Ferris is coming out of retirement to raise money for drought-affected farmers. The athlete will set off from Byron Bay tomorrow morning, clocking up a 400 kilometre round trip, in thongs. To support Ben on his journey, follow the link: http://fundraise.redcross.org.au/fundraisers/renferrisrun/drought

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