LAW AND ORDER

Arrest over bail breach 

POLICE were patrolling Peel St, Tamworth, on Saturday night when they detected a 23-year-old Armidale man who was in breach of his bail.

Police noticed the man about 10pm. 

He was arrested and taken to Tamworth Police Station where he was charged with breach of bail. 

He was refused bail by police and appeared in Tamworth Local Court yesterday. 

The man was on strict conditional bail for an aggravated break-and-enter offence.

Police seek witnesses  

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a coward punch assault which happened at 4am last Monday.

Two young Central Coast men who were camped in the nearby Carter St playing fields had attended the BP service station in Bridge St to buy cigarettes.

While at the service station, one of the Central Coast men was hit with a coward punch by a male of Caucasian appearance with tattooed arms and legs. 

The man was then allegedly further assaulted while he was on the ground by the tattooed man’s acquaintance,  described as being of a smaller build than the tattooed man, of Aboriginal appearance and wearing a basketball top. 

The victim sustained bruising and swelling to the left eye socket and cheek area. 

Police appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has knowledge as to the identity of the offenders to contact Tamworth Police on 6768 2999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Rifles stolen in Moree

POLICE are appealing for public assistance after firearms were stolen from a home in Moree on Friday.

Between 2pm and 6.30pm, two rifles and ammunition were taken from a home on Jones Ave.

About 7pm, police were alerted to the theft and a crime scene was established.

Moree police are urging anyone with information on the incident or the whereabouts of the firearms to contact them.

22yo man assaulted

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was violently assaulted early yesterday morning in Tamworth.

About 2.30am, a 22-year-old man was walking south on Marius St and, as he approached the intersection of Marius St and Murray St, he was approached by a man.

Witnesses informed police that the two men spoke and then the man punched the 22-year-old in the face and he fell to the ground. The man then ran from the location, down Murray St towards Scott Rd.

Police were contacted and officers from Oxley Local Area Command attended, commencing an investigation.

The injured man was taken to Tamworth hospital for treatment to a fractured eye socket and nose. 

Detectives would like to speak to a man who was described as Caucasian in appearance, aged between 25 and 30, with short blond or brown hair, wearing blue denim jeans and a white shirt with a black motif on the front. Police are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area or witnessed the assault to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers’ online reporting page at www.police.nsw.gov.au

Police say any information provided would be treated in the strictest of confidence – and they remind people not to report crime information via the police Facebook or Twitter pages.

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