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Man charged after replica guns found during RBT stop at Tweed Heads

A man has been charged after replica firearms were allegedly found in his car at South Tweed Heads.

The man was stopped at a random breath test site when police allegedly located a replica rifle and handgun inside the vehicle.

He was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm and two counts of unsafe storage of a firearm.

The man was refused bailed to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court today.

New South Wales Police say they’ve come across of range of different offences during the road safety crackdown.

A disqualified driver has been charged after a large amount of cannabis was found in the boot of his car after being pulled over in the Newcastle suburb of Holmesville.

A driver smashed into a safety barrier at an RBT site at Seaforth on Sydney’s northern beaches with the male driver blowing 0.156.

251 drivers have been charged with drink-driving across New South Wales since the beginning of Operation Safe Arrival on December 21.

4763 drivers have been busted speeding over the same period.

The New South Wales holiday road toll has risen to three following the death of a man in a crash at Tabalum in the State’s north.

Rescuers trying to reach seven people stranded on rock platform

EMERGENCY services are trying to reach seven people, stranded on a rock platform in the ocean south of the Gold Coast.

The group became trapped by the rising tide after climbing onto The Causeway at Fingal Head about 10.30am AEST.

Police, paramedics and lifesavers are on the scene assessing the situation and have made direct contact with the group.

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It’s understood rescue crews will need to wait for the tide to fall before they can extract the group from the rock mound.

The ages and genders of those trapped was not immediately known.

Thankfully, no injuries have been reported. No further information was available at the time of writing.

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Woman allegedly stabbed to death following domestic incident

A MAN has been charged with murder after a woman was allegedly stabbed to death at a unit in Tweed Heads overnight.

Police were called to the address on Brett Street just before 6.30pm, following reports of a domestic-related incident.

Upon arrival, officers found a 63-year-old woman lying on the floor of the unit with critical injuries.

Despite desperate attempts by paramedics, the woman could not be saved and died at the scene.

A 64-year-old man, who is known to the woman, was taken into custody at the unit after a short struggle with police.

He was then transported to Tweed Heads Police Station and charged with murder.

He’s due to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court today.

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Neighbourhood evacuated as shots fired and people threatened

A USUALLY SLEEPY town, nestled between Tweed Heads and Byron Bay, has been rattled as an alleged gunman began firing shots and making threats towards people.

Locals called Police about 7pm on Saturday, with officers from Tweed/Byron Police District setting up a perimeter around the property in Wilson’s Creek, west of Mullumbimby.

According to Police, they were told “a man had allegedly fired a number of shots and made threats towards several people who were also on the property”.

Several neighbours were evacuated as specialist police resources were called to the location.

About 8.30pm, a 29-year-old man was arrested without incident, and no one else was injured.

A number of firearms, as well as drugs and ammunition were located and seized from the home.

The man has been charged with a raft of firearm offences, with drugs charges also expected.

Calls for Tweed Mayor to resign over hospital boycott threat

Tweed Shire Mayor Katie Milne is under pressure to step down after she threatened local tradies who planned to work on the construction of the new hospital.

Cr Milne joined more than 130 protesters who blockaded the site on Monday preventing crews from beginning preliminary work.

Ms Milne has proposed a Council black ban on contractors, tradies and businesses that apply for work on the three-year-long build of the hospital.

She’s also suggesting Council should help with future blockades.

Tweed MP Geoff Provest says the Mayor should now resign.

“The Mayor should not only provide a full apology to the Tweed community, but I believe she has shown her inability to lead an effective council, and therefore should tender her resignation,” he said.

He added Cr Milne doesn’t have the power to ban tradies from taking future jobs with the Council if they work on the hospital build.

“She needs the support of the other councillors, I’m really concerned that she’s put fear into all the tradies out there.”

The Tweed Chamber of Commerce also condemned the Mayor’s actions.

“This is a great overreach of power by the Mayor and a great misuse of ratepayer resources,” Tweed Chamber President Warren Polglase said in a statement.

“We want a strong and vibrant business community which is why Chamber is calling on Clr Milne to abandon her tirade against local businesses.”