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TWO ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY ATTEMPTING TO RUN POLICE OFF NORTH COAST ROAD

Two men, both aged 24, have been arrested for drug offences after an alleged attempt to run a police vehicle off the road on the North Coast. The Mitsubishi Triton travelling along Stony Chute Road, west of Nimbin, around 1pm on Sunday when police attempted to stop the vehicle. It is alleged the car continued towards the officers, attempting to run their car off the road. Their vehicle was eventually stopped with both the driver and passenger arrested and taken to Lismore Police Station. Both were charged with multiple drug offences, while the driver was also charged with using a weapon to avoid apprehension.

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UTE DRIVER TRAPPED AFTER CRASHING WITH A TRUCK NEAR BRUSWICK HEADS

The driver of a ute has been trapped in his vehicle for half an hour following a crash with a truck on the Pacific Motorway in the Northern Rivers this morning. At around 2am the utility collided with a B-double near the Gulgun Road interchange in Brunswick Heads. The B-double rolled after the collision but the driver driver escaped injury. The 38-year-old from Possum Creek was flown to the Gold Coast Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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THREE TEENS MISSING ON THE FAR NORTH COAS

An appeal has been made to the public for information on the whereabouts of three teenagers who may possibly be in the Byron Bay or Lismore areas. Tyson Giles (13), Alex Cupitt (13) and Georgina Hills (14), are from Alstonville, Lismore and Kyogle. Georgina was last seen at school in Lismore on the 5th of February, while Tyson and Alex were last seen at school in Lismore on Friday the 2nd of February. It’s believed the three are travelling together and concerns are held for their welfare.

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FIVE PEOPLE THREATENED IN ALLEGED MULLUMBIMBY HOME INVASION

A man has faced Byron Bay Local Court over an alleged home invasion last weekend. Police say three men, allegedly armed with handguns, a rifle and a sword, entered a house on Poplar Street, Mullumbimby, shortly before 9pm on Sunday. Police say they threatened a 60-year-old man, his two sons aged 22 and 13, and two friends. After the incident was reported to police during the week, police searched a home on Azalea Street, and allegedly found a number of items, including a replica pistol. A 23-year-old man was charged with aggravated enter dwelling with intent, affray, breach of bail, and break and enter with intent.

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DRUGS AND PROHIBITED WEAPON SEIZED IN TWEED HEADS SOUTH UNIT

Two men have been charged with drug offences in Tweed Heads South after a raid on a William Street unit yesterday. Just before 9am on Wednesday police seized what is believed to be the drugs ‘ice,’ ‘ecstasy’ and cannabis, as well as cash and a prohibited weapon. Two men were arrested and charged with a string of supply and possession offences. A 54-year-old man was granted bail and will appear before Tweed Heads Local Court in March. A 24-year-old man was refused bail, due to face Byron Bay Local Court today.

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