Investigations continue into Banora Point double shooting

A DOUBLE shooting on the Tweed earlier this month remains unsolved, with Police appealing for more information.

About 3.25am on Monday 3 February, shots were fired at a home in Anthony Avenue in Banora Point.

A number of shots were also fired at a motor vehicle parked in nearby Laura Street.

No one was injured in either incident.

Strike Force Kulalye has been established by Tweed/Byron Detectives to investigate the circumstances surrounding both shootings.

Detectives have interviewed numerous witnesses and are following a number of lines of inquiry.

Investigations suggest the offenders involved in these incidents fired the shots from a white-coloured vehicle.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who saw a white coloured vehicle driving at high speed in the Banora Point area around the time of the offences to come forward.

Additionally, investigators would like to speak with the registered owner of the vehicle involved.

Anyone with information about this incident, or the current whereabouts of the vehicle involved, should call Tweed Heads Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Body of missing swimmer found at Byron Bay

A SAD end to what should have been a fun day out for friends at a Byron Bay swimming hole.

The body of a Victorian man has been recovered from The Island Quarry swimming hole on Ewingsdale Road.

A search was sparked on Sunday afternoon, when the 20-year-old’s friends lost sight of him while taking a dip in the unused quarry.

Police divers were called in yesterday, with confirmation around 5pm, the body of a man had been recovered.

While the man has not yet been formerly identified, it is believed to be the 20-year-old Victorian man.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Survivor to share story of Ovarian Cancer battle

AN OVARIAN cancer survivor will talk about her journey and educate other women about the disease over tea and biscuits this morning.

Member for Gaven Dr Alex Douglas is hosting a morning tea at Nerang Neighbourhood Centre to raise awareness about ovarian cancer.

“Each year about 1400 Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and sadly it has the lowest survival rate of any women’s cancer, with little improvement in survival in the past 20 years,” Dr Douglas said.
 
“If diagnosed early, the majority of women can survive, but unfortunately the majority of women are diagnosed with advanced stages of the disease.”
 
“I hope as many women as possible can attend (today’s) ‘morning teal’ and hear from a survivor of ovarian cancer, learn what are the best ways of detecting the disease and recognise the symptoms.”
 
The four most frequently reported symptoms for ovarian cancer are:
• Abdominal or pelvic pain
• Increased abdominal size or persistent abdominal bloating
• The need to urinate often or urgently
• Feeling full after eating a small amount

Worthington calls Bingle his ‘wife’ while defending her honour

AUSTRALIAN actor Sam Worthington appears to have let slip, he has married model Lara Bingle.

The Avatar star made the confession while chasing away a paparazzo, after allegedly lashing out at him.

Worthington accused photographer Sheng Li of kicking Bingle in the leg as the pair left a New York bar yesterday.

The 37-year-old allegedly retaliated by punching Li in the face and was charged with assault.

He yelled at Li, who was also arrested: “You kicked my wife!”

The Aussie couple began dating in October and are reportedly in New York for fashion week.

Stolen boat and trailer found at Mt Tamborine home

A BOAT boat and trailer stolen from a Coomera home on Sunday morning have been found in the Gold Coast hinterland.

As a result of information provided to police by the public, both items were recovered at a Mount Tamborine residence on Monday afternoon.

Unknown offenders cut a chain securing the boat and trailer and towed it away from a home on Boambillee Drive between 5am and 6am on Sunday.

Police have thanked the public and the media for their assistance. Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.