Police calling for help to locate 13yo girl missing from Tweed Heads

Police are calling for help from the public, to locate a girl who’s gone missing from Tweed Heads.

13-year-old Georgie Meagher was last seen in the area on Sunday August 3, but hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Investigations are now underway, with members of the public urged to be in contact with police if they have any information.

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Georgie is described as Caucasian, around 155-160 centimetres tall, with a thing build and blonde hair.

Anyone with any information is being urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or online here.

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.

Skeletal remains found in Byron bushland identified

Police have today confirmed skeletal remains found in bushland near Byron Bay are those of missing woman Thea Liddle.

The 42-year-old was last seen in the Mooball area in the Tweed Shire on October 31 last year and hasn’t been seen since.

Her worried family reported her missing to Queensland Police in January this year, who then notified NSW police who have been desperately searching for Thea ever since.

On Wednesday 15 July, officers, with help from the the Public Order and Riot Squad and the Dog Unit, conducted a two-day search of bushland near Tallow Beach Road, where Thea was known to have been residing in the months leading up to her disappearance.

It was there that they made the grim discovery of human remains at a makeshift camp site, which have now been confirmed as belonging to Thea following forensic examination.

“Ms Liddle’s relatives have been informed of the developments and her remains will be returned to her family,” NSW Police said.

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State Crime Commander, Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith, said police made the find after “reviewing evidence relating to Thea’s case”, which remains ongoing.

“During a review of the initial investigation into Thea’s disappearance, specialist investigators identified information relating to an area of bushland near Byron Bay where she may have been residing,” Assistant Commissioner Smith said.

“While the positive identification of these remains is a good result for detectives, it is also devastating news to Thea’s family and friends.

“While they can now lay Thea to rest, questions around the circumstances of her death remain under investigation.”

Detectives are urging anyone in the community who may have seen or spoken to Thea in late October or early November last year, in and around the Far North Coast, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Man charged after over $500K of cannabis, guns found at Tweed property

POLICE have charged a man with multiple offences after over half a million dollars worth of cannabis and guns were found during a raid at a property near Tweed Heads.

Officers searched the home on Slash Pine Road, Glengarrie on Tuesday morning, allegedly uncovering 103 cannabis plants, 3.7kg of cannabis leaf, a Ruger .203 rifle with ammunition, mobile phones and a number of items used in the cultivation of prohibited plants.

NSW Police have said the total estimated potential street value of the cannabis is $533,000.

More than $30,000 in cash was also found.

A 43-year-old man was arrested and charged with deal with property proceeds of crime, enhanced indoor cultivate prohibited plant-expose child, supply cannabis – indictable, possess unregistered firearm – not prohibited firearm/pistol, possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority, and not keep firearm safely – not prohibited firearm.

He was granted conditions bail and will appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on on August 17.

UPDATE | 12yo girl missing from Tweed Heads found ‘safe and well’

UPDATE @ July 21 | Police have reported that the 12-year-old girl missing from Tweed Heads has been found safe and well.

She was found within the area around 11.30pm yesterday, after nearly two weeks.

EARLIER @July 20 | Police are calling for help from the public, to locate a 12-year-old girl who’s been missing from Tweed Heads for almost two weeks.

She was last seen leaving a home on Blue Waters Crescent on Tuesday July 7.

Police and family have concerns for her welfare, but family have been in contact via mobile since her disappearance.

Her whereabouts are still unknown, with police commencing inquiries on Thursday July 16.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact police.

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FOUND | Young boy missing from Tweed Heads found ‘safe and well’

UPDATE @ 9.30am July 20 | A 12-year-old boy reported missing from Tweed Heads over the weekend has been found.

The 12-year-old was last seen getting onto a bus at Tweed Centro Shopping Centre, Tweed Heads at about 6.15pm on July 16.

NSW Police confirmed on Monday morning he had been located ‘safe and well’ in the early hours of this morning.

“Police would like to thank the media and community for their assistance,” NSW Police said in a statement.

EARLIER @ 11.45am July 18 | Police are appealing for help to find a 12-year-old boy who has been missing from Tweed Heads since Thursday.

He was last seen getting onto a bus at Tweed Centro Shopping Centre at about 6.15pm on July 16.

Officers say serious concerns are being held for the youngster’s welfare due to his age and the fact that he requires regular medication.

Anyone who sees him is urged to contact Tweed Heads Police 07 5506 9499 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.