Police NSW

Police search for white ute involved in fatal hit and run

A woman has been killed in a hit and run incident in Sydney’s south west, with Police hunting for the driver of a white ute.

Emergency services were called to Henry Lawson Drive at Milperra around 4.30am on Sunday, where they found the female pedestrian on the ground.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the woman couldn’t be saved.

“The officers established a crime scene and spoke to witnesses while Ambulance paramedics attempted to resuscitate the woman, but sadly were unsuccessful,” Police said in a statement.

“It is believed that the woman was struck by an older model white Toyota utility.”

It drove off and was last seen travelling south on Henry Lawson Drive.

It’s believed the vehicle would have lost a side mirror as a result of the collision.

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

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

Child Door Handle Open

Father accused of leaving child in car, toddler at home alone

Family Services has been called in after a Sydney father was charged with child neglect.

It’s alleged he left his three-year-old son in his car while he went into a pub on the Hume Highway in Yagoona on Saturday afternoon.

“About 3.40pm… the man allegedly left the child in the car and entered a licensed premises,” Police explained in a statement.

Police were called following reports the child was distressed and forced entry to the car where they rescued the young boy.

Further investigation led officers to the man’s nearby home, where he had allegedly left his two-year-old son alone.

The two children were taken to Bankstown Hospital for assessment.

The man has been charged with leave child in motor vehicle causing distress, neglect child in his care and resist arrest.

He was refused bail and is due to appear before Parramatta Local Court today.

Family and Community Services (FACS) were also notified of the incident.

Love Your Sister

Connie Johnson to be celebrated and farewelled at public service

Thousands of people will soon gather Melbourne’s St Paul’s Cathedral to celebrate the life of an incredible Australian.

Two weeks after she ‘died from cancer’, Connie Johnson will be farewelled with a bang.

Her brother, Gold Logie-winning actor Samuel Johnson, will lead the service, which will also hear from Connie’s husband, Mike, and media personality Carrie Bickmore.

“We have some amazing village speakers and some family that have never spoken publicly of Con or LYS,” Sam wrote on the Love Your Sister Facebook page this week.

“It’s going to be an absolute belter. I was tasked with this service personally and I WILL NOT f*** it up.”

The 40-year-old mother of two and breast cancer campaigner died at a Canberra hospice on September 8, a day after receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia for her work on behalf of other cancer sufferers.

The Love for Connie service begins at 4.15pm and will be live streamed on the Love Your Sister Facebook page.

Teenage girl hit by bus during ‘fridge to fridge’ event

There are calls for students to take care during end-of-term celebrations, after a young woman was hit by a bus on the NSW Central Coast.

About 6.25pm on Friday, a group of up to eight people ran out in front of traffic, including the passenger bus, on Wyong Road at Tumbi Umbi.

The bus was in a bus lane, travelling east, about 300 metres past the intersection with Beckingham Road when it hit the 18-year-old woman.

The 69-year-old male driver immediately stopped the bus and rendered first aid to the woman who had suffered serious head and spinal injuries but was conscious.

She was treated by Ambulance paramedics and airlifted to Westmead Hospital for treatment.

Police arrived and carried out a breath test on the driver, with a negative result.

Heavy vehicle examiners confirmed the bus was in good working order.

Police have been told that the woman was part of a year 12 ‘fridge to fridge’ event.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact Police.

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

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

Footy Field

Man charged after kids grand final called off over “off-field incidents”

A man has been charged with intimidation and affray following an incident at a sporting event in NSW.

It’s alleged the 37-year-old pushed a volunteer to the ground, before threatening him and a number of bystanders at a junior rugby league grand final in Dubbo on September 16.

Police say there were a number of “off-field incidents” at Caltex Park on Cobra Road on the day.

“Just before 4pm a junior rugby league grand final was called off due to a number of on-field incidents,” a Police statement explains.

Following inquiries, about 5pm on Friday 22 September, the man was arrested and taken to Dubbo Police Station, where he was charged with affray, behave in offensive manner and intimidation.

He was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Dubbo Local Court on 15 November 2017.