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Motorcyclist dies following horror crash at Sydney intersection

A motorcyclist has died in hospital following a serious crash with a car at Marrickville on Sunday.

The accident happened at the intersection of Sydenham Road and Malakoff Street just before 2.00pm.

The rider, a man aged 22, was treated at the scene by paramedics before being rushed to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where he passed away.

The driver of the car was not injured, and she was taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash are ongoing.

Woman, 77, seriously injured after being pushed off mobility scooter

A WOMAN has been hospitalised with serious injuries after being pushed off her mobility scooter in Singleton.

Police have been told that the 77-year-old woman was riding the scooter on Primrose Lane about 8.15am on Saturday, when she was passed by four boys.

One of them allegedly pushed her onto the road, with the woman suffering a fractured cheekbone, a broken wrist and two broken ribs.

The woman was taken to Singleton Hospital for treatment and was transferred to John Hunter Hospital, while the boys ran from the scene.

Hunter Valley Duty Officer, Inspector Joanne Schultz, is now asking the community for assistance to track down those responsible.

“Understandably, this lady is distressed by the incident – her family is extremely upset – and we believe the Singleton community will be horrified to think this has happened in their town,” Insp Schultz said.

“We are very keen to speak with anyone who may have information about the incident, and believe four boys – aged around 12 or 13 and who were in the vicinity of Primrose Lane at the time – may be able to help police with this investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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GoFundMe page for Sydney Police Officer raises $80k within a day

UPDATE @ February 19 2017 2.00pm | A GoFundMe page set up for an injured Sydney Police officer has now raised over $80,000.

Friends of Senior Constable Jonathon Wright launched the campaign after the officer was forced to have part of his leg amputated after being hit by a car at an RBT stop.

It’s now trending on the popular fundraising site, and they’ve smashed their $10,000 goal within just 24 hours.

To donate click here.

EARLIER @ February 17 2018 11.30am | A senior Sydney Police officer has had his leg partially amputated, following a shocking accident.

He and a colleague were hit by a van while setting up a random breath test station in Leumeah on Friday night.

Both senior constables were left with severe leg injuries, with one taken to hospital in a critical condition.

It has been confirmed, he is now in intensive care after having part of one of his legs amputated.

EARLIER @ February 17 2018 7.30am | A driver has chosen the wrong time to lose concentration, ploughing into two police officers as they set up a Random Breath Test site in Sydney’s south west.

The Highway Patrol officers were going about their business on Campbelltown Road at Leumeah, when they were struck by the van, about 8.20pm on Friday.

Two male Senior Constables sustained severe leg injuries, with both needing surgery at Liverpool Hospital.

One remains in a critical condition, while the other is in a serious condition.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured and was taken to Campbelltown Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

The 22-year-old was then taken to Campbelltown Police Station where he was slapped with a string of driving-related charges, including dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and using mobile phone when not permitted.

His licence has been suspended and he will face Parramatta Bail Court today.

A critical incident team will investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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NSW man dies after being dragged unconscious from surf by girlfriend

A MAN who was pulled unconscious from the surf on the Mid North Coast has tragically died.

Emergency crews rushed to a boat ramp at Hat Head, 30km east of Kempsey, just after 4.00pm on Sunday after receiving reports a 24-year-old man had collapsed while swimming.

Police said the man’s girlfriend dragged him unconscious from the water and members of the public began CPR until NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived.

Despite their desperate attempts, the man, who is believed to be from Kempsey, died at the scene.

A report is being prepared for the information of the Coroner.

 

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Man allegedly used Snapchat to transmit child exploitation material

AN 18-year-old man has appeared in Bendigo Magistrates’ Court today after being charged with child abuse offences by the Victorian Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team.

The man was arrested on Sunday morning after detectives executed search warrants at his Echuca home.

Police will allege that the man used mobile application Snapchat to transmit abuse of a child under the age of 12 years to another user.

He was taken to Echuca Police Station where he was charged with two counts of sexual penetration of a child under 12 years, and use of a carriage service to produce and transmit child exploitation material.

Police say further charges have not been ruled out.

He appeared before Bendigo Magistrates’ Court today, and was bailed to reappear on 30 May 2018.

Members of the public who have any information about people involved in child exploitation material are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support:
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence phone 07 5591 1164
Bravehearts phone 1800 272 831