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BOY CHARGED AFTER CHASING COUPLE WITH TASER NEAR NIMBIN

A 16-year-old boy has been charged after allegedly intimidating the public and possessing prohibited drugs near Nimbin on the New South Wales north coast. Police will allege that the boy was driving while suspended on Monday, when he pulled the vehicle over in a lane way, then started screaming and acting suspiciously. Two bystanders tried to help the teenager but he allegedly produced a taser and chased the couple down the street. Officers from Richmond Police district were called, and arrested the boy. Police searched the vehicle and allegedly found a taser and a small amount of drugs believed to be methylamphetamine and cannabis The boy was charged with a string of offences including armed with intent, posses a prohibited weapon, supply prohibited drugs. He was given conditional bail at Lismore Police Station to appear before children’s court in June.

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MOTORCYCLIST KILLED NEAR CASINO

One man is dead following ahorrific accident outside Casino, early this morning. Several motorcyclists from Queensland were riding along the Summerland Way near Leeville, when police say a ute travelling in the opposite direction, struck part of their convoy. “Unfortunately the rider of one of the motorcycles, who is aged in his 30’s, passed away at the scene, after his fellow riders performed some CPR on him.” “There was about eight of them, that were riding in close, and we were very very lucky that it was only two motorbikes that were involved in the collision.” Another man in his 40’s was taken to Lismore Base Hospital, and was later discharged. The driver has undergone mandatory blood and urine testing. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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