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MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING POLICE

A 37-year-old man has been charged with multiple offences, including assault police, at Lake¬†Macquarie during an altercation yesterday. About 3pm the man allegedly became involved in a fight with another man outside a home on Jamboree Close, Fennell Bay. Police were called and located the man, however upon arrest he allegedly assaulted five officers. He was taken to Toronto Police Station and charged with assault and assault police. He will front Newcastle Local Court today. Read More »

MAN CHARGED OVER ENGLISH BACKPACKER ASSAULT

A 19-year-old man, thought to be a rugby league player, has been charged over the weekend assault on an English backpacker in Coffs Harbour. Police allege the 29-year-old was knocked unconscious after being headbutted and punched, just before midnight last Saturday. The backpacker has since been released from hospital. The 19-year-old was arrested yesterday – he’s been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm, and has been granted bail. He’s due to face court next month. Read More »

BACKPACKER LEFT UNCONSCIOUS AFTER ASSAULT

A 29-year-old English backpacker was left unconscious after being assaulted outside a hotel in Coffs Harbour on the weekend. Police were told a 19-year-old man approached the backpacker at the corner of Grafton and West High Streets, and allegedly head butted him from behind. He was then allegedly punched twice and knocked to the ground. The Englishman was taken to hospital in a stable condition. It’s believed the man did not know his attacker. Read More »

MATTHEW MITCHELL PASSES AWAY

30 year old Matthew Mitchell, who was assaulted near Coffs Harbour last month, died overnight from his injuries. Today, his family made an emotional appeal for information about what happened on that fateful night. Read More »

MATTHEW MITCHELL’S FAMILY MAKES EMOTIONAL APPEAL

The family of a Coffs harbour man who suffered critical head injuries in a baffling assault has made an emotional plea for answers. 30 year old Matthew Mitchell remains in a coma after he was found laying unconscious in the middle of a roadway late one evening last month. Read More »

SCOTT SNODGRASS’S FAMILY TELLS OF THEIR LOSS

The wife of a man who died following a street fight in Coffs Harbour has made an emotional appeal for people to think twice about their actions. Today, Rosie Maitland spoke of her loss – in the hope such a tragedy doesn’t happen to another family. Police have interviewed a 20 year old man, but have not laid charges. Read More »

GOLD COAST DOCTOR STOOD DOWN OVER ALLEGED ASSAULT

A medical expert says there’s no excuse for hospital staff to use violence on patients. The comment comes as a Gold Coast Hospital doctor is suspended for allegedly assaulting a psychiatric patient. Read More »

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