House Fire

Body found after NSW house fire

A BODY has been found inside a house gutted by fire in southern New South Wales.

Emergency crews were called to the home on Jerrawa Road at Dalton just before 9.30am on Monday.

Upon arrival, the NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW found the home fully engulfed.

They desperately worked to extinguish the flames, however the house was completely destroyed.

Sadly, officers located a body inside the home. It is yet to be formally identified.

A crime scene has been established and the cause of the blaze is yet to be determined.

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Woman busted allegedly 9x the alcohol limit after crashing car

A WOMAN has been caught allegedly driving her car while almost nine times the legal limit after crashing into a fence in NSW.

The 34-year-old was arrested about 2.30pm on Sunday after police received reports a Suzuki Swift had crashed into a fence in Cringila, just south of Wollongong.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers subjected the woman to a roadside breath test which returned a positive result.

She was taken to Port Kembla Police Station where she provided an alleged breath analysis reading of 0.432, which is almost nine times the legal alcohol limit.

The woman has since been charged with drive with high range PCA and is due to appear in Port Kembla Local Court on Wednesday 7 August.

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SIX hospitalised during juvenile detention centre riots

At least six people have been injured after a riot broke out in a juvenile detention centre in New South Wales.

Scores of police officers are still stationed at the Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre near Gosford on the Central Coast, after fights broke out overnight.

As many as eight youths have been stabbed, after detainees used chainsaws to cut open all the cell doors, before running rampant through the facility.

Additional resources have been called in from neighbouring police districts, as well as the Public Order and Riot Squad, Operations Support Group, Dog Unit, PolAir, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, the Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit, and other specialist resources.

A secure perimeter has been set up inside the Kariong facility this morning, with some detainees sitting on top of one of the roofs.

Police have confirmed that all detainees have been accounted for, and have noted the following injuries in the incident.

An 18-year-old suffered stab wounds and facial injuries and was transported to the Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious condition.

Another 18-year-old suffered stab wounds to his head and hands; a 20-year-old suffered facial and hand injuries; a 17-year-old had facial and head injuries; while another 20-year-old suffered injuries to his hand, leg, and arm.

Another 17-year-old dislocated his ankle after jumping off a roof.

They have all been taken to Gosford Hospital for treatment.

A seventh juvenile was later treated at the scene for a broken nose.

Negotiations were still ongoing at the time of writing, while investigations are underway.

A number of crime scenes have been established inside the centre.

It’s unclear how many youths were involved in the riot, though it’s understood some have surrendered.

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Hero cop and local man praised for saving woman, two children washed off rocks in NSW

An off-duty police officer and a local man are being hailed as heroes after saving a woman and two children who were washed off rocks in dangerous surf in NSW.

It’s understood the eight-year-old boy, 15-year-old girl and 44-year-old woman has been swimming in rocks pools at Ports Stephens around 2.40pm on Staurday when they were washed into the oceran.

Due to the massive swells and windy conditions the trio were quickly carried south

Onlookers alerted a local man, Mr Michael Pascoe, who was in a small aluminium vessel.

He quickly went to their aid.

An off-duty police officer Sergeant Andrew Parker, from the Marine Area Command, entered the water with a rescue board and pulled the three swimmers to the boat.

Officers from Nelson Bay Police Station, Water Police, Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter and Surf Life Saving NSW all attended the scene.

The two children and their mother were pulled from the water with no major injuries; the girl is being checked for a suspected sprained ankle.

“The heroic efforts of Sergeant Parker and Mr Pascoe in rescuing these three people in dangerous surf conditions should be commended,” said Acting Inspector Christine McDonald.

“If not for the quick-thinking and courageous response from these men, the outcome could have been tragic for these three swimmers.”

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25yo woman arrested after mother brutally murdered in NSW

A 25-year-old woman has been charged with the brutal murder of her own mother at a Sydney home.

Officers swarmed on the St Clair home about 11.40pm on Saturday after reports of an argument involving two women.

It was there they found the body of a 57-year-old woman, who had sustained multiple injuries.

There are disturbing reports the woman cut off her mother’s head inside the family home and carried it down the street before leaving it in a neighbour’s front yard.

The woman’s 25-year-old daughter was arrested in the front yard of a neighbour’s home and has been taken to St Marys Police Station.

A four-year-old boy, who was at the home at the time of the incident, sustained a minor head injury and has been treated at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead before being released.

It’s understood the mother was babysitting the boy, who was a grandson of the victim but not the child of the woman charged.

A number of crime scenes have been established inside and outside the home and are being examined and a number of knives that were used during the crime have been seized and taken for forensic examination.

NSW Police say support is being provided for first responders, who witnessed a horrific scene.

“This is up there with one of the most significant, most horrific scenes that police have had to face,”  Detective Superintendent Brett McFadden said.

“Despite that, their professionalism and the quality of work that they’ve undertaken over the last 12 hours has just being outstanding.

“There is no doubt that it’s a distressing scene.”

Det McFadden refused to confirm the decapitation reports but admitted the woman’s injuries were horrific.

“There is no stepping away from the fact that this was horrific and a significant attack, and the injuries that the victim suffered were extensive,” he said.

Strike force Comeroy has been set up to investigate the incident.

“It is a very difficult, challenging, confronting investigation,” he said.

“A lot of considerations need to be made, such as the background about what has happened at the address.”

The family was known to police but officers say what happened was “not foreseeable”.

The woman is expected to appear before Parramatta Court today.