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TWO YOUNG BOYS APPROACHED BY MAN AT PAXTON

Police are seeking the help of the public to locate a man who approached two young boys at Paxton in the Hunter Valley. The pair, aged 6 and 8, had just got of a school bus on Sawyer Street at around 3:40 on Thursday, when a man sitting in a nearby car signalled them over. Both boys ran home along McDonald and Francis Streets, where it’s believed the vehicle followed them. The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 50s, with a long grey beard, and grey hair worn in a ponytail. He was last seen driving along Anderson Street, in a white ute with grey tinted windows and a black canopy on a white coloured tray.

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STRATEGIC PLAN RELEASED INTO FUTURE OF CESSNOCK AIRPORT

Coalfields residents are encouraged to have their say on the future of Cessnock Airport following the release of a draft strategic plan. The five-year plan sets out future improvements including a runway extension, improved utilities and upgraded facilities on the western side of the complex. Council wants to position the airport as a hub for the tourism, entertainment and transport industries. (VISION ONLY)

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YOUNG CHILD PULLED FROM BACKYARD POOL AT PUTTY

A three-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital, after he was found on the bottom of a pool at Putty, around 100 kilometres west of Newcastle. Paramedics rushed to the remote address, after the young child’s mothers found the boy on the bottom of the backyard pool at around 3 o’clock on Tuesday afternoon. She performed CPR on the three-year-old, before he was airlifted to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney. The incident is not being treated as suspicious.

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INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY AT STANFORD MERTHYR

Police have released images of a white Holden Commodore they believe was used in an attempted armed robbery near Kurri Kurri. The bandit threatened a Stanford Merthyr service station worker with a pipe wrench on December 22, before fleeing empty-handed. He’s described as being aged in his early 20s, around 165 centimetres tall, with a thin build, and was wearing a dark hoodie, long pants and black work boots. Anyone who may have seen him, or the vehicle, should contact Crime Stoppers.

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