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Man gored by wild deer

A man has had surgery after suffering a collapsed lung in an attack by wild deer in the Royal National Park, south of Sydney.

The 57-year-old man told police he saw two large stags harassing his tame deer about 3.15pm on Friday near his Otford home.

The man tried to scare the stags away, but instead they turned on him with one charging him.

Its antler pierced his chest and abdomen.

Ambulance paramedics treated the man at the scene but called in their helicopter to airlift him to St George Hospital.

He is now in a stable condition following surgery.

 

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Woman hit and killed by truck in Sydney

A woman has been hit by a truck and killed in Sydney.

The woman, believed to aged in her 40s, was struck around 2.50am (AEDT) on Monday in the south west suburb of Bankstown.

Emergency services rushed to the scene on Canterbury Road, but were unable to save the woman who had suffered serious injuries.

She died at the scene.

The 69-year-old truck driver was not injured, but he has been taken to Bankstown Hospital for mandatory testing.

Man killed after van ploughs into backyard of Sydney home

A man has died after losing control of the van he was driving and ploughing through several fences before coming to a stop against a tree in the backyard of a home in Sydney’s Inner West.

The accident happened at Burwood shortly after 5.30am on Friday.

Police said the 76-year-old man was driving south along Park Road when his Toyota Hiace van left the road.

The van crashed through two fences, one metal and one wooden, before careering through the backyard of a home and coming to a stop.

Police said the van came to rest against a small tree and a third fence.

Residents found the 76-year-old unconscious on the ground.

He was the only person travelling in the van.

After being treated by paramedics at the scene, the man was rushed to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a critical condition with pelvis and chest injuries.

Sadly, he died a short time later.

Park Road was closed for several hours while investigators examined the scene and the wreckage was cleared.

As investigations continue, police are urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

Three men charged with shipping 42kg of crystal meth to Australia

Two Taiwanese nationals and a Brisbane man are facing the possibility of life in jail after having been charged with importing approximately 42 kilograms of the destructive drug ice into Australia.

Australian Border Force officers allegedly uncovered the large quantity of crystal meth on a shipment that arrived in Sydney at the beginning of May.

The drugs were allegedly found concealed within two large steel rollers.

PHOTO: Supplied by the Australian Federal Police

The 42kg of meth was found concealed within two steel rollers PHOTO: Supplied by the Australian Federal Police

The Australian Federal Police identified the people behind the sea consignment and, on Wednesday afternoon, conducted simultaneous raids in Sydney and Brisbane.

The two Taiwanese nationals aged 28 and 38 were arrested at an address at Hurstville, in Sydney’s south, while a 37-year-old man was arrested at Sunnybank in Brisbane.

The Taiwanese nationals were each charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug, namely methamphetamine, contrary to section 307.1 of the Criminal Code (Cth) and attempting to possess a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug, namely methamphetamine, contrary to section 307.5 of the Criminal Code (Cth).

They were scheduled to appear in the Sydney Central Local court yesterday.

The Brisbane man was charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug, namely methamphetamine, contrary to section 307.1 of the Criminal Code (Cth).

He was scheduled to appear in the Brisbane Arrest court yesterday.

The 42kg of meth was found concealed within two steel rollers PHOTO: Supplied by the Australian Federal Police

The 42kg of meth was found concealed within two steel rollers PHOTO: Supplied by the Australian Federal Police

Australian Federal Police Commander Paul Osborne, Manager Crime Operations, said the interception of the importation and the charging of the three men was a clear win in the fight against illicit drugs.

“Our officers and partners are committed to identifying and disrupting importations such as this, and it is particularly satisfying to know that at least 420,000 street deals of methamphetamine won’t be available in our communities as a result of this hard work,” Commander Osborne said.

Australian Border Force Regional Commander NSW, Tim Fitzgerald said the detection demonstrated the value in using intelligence to identify and target high-risk sea cargo.

“The ABF works closely with our domestic and international law enforcement partners, including the AFP, to share intelligence and target criminal activity at the border,” Commander Fitzgerald said.

“In this case, we’ve stopped a significant quantity of dangerous and illegal drugs from reaching the community and potentially causing great harm.”

If convicted, all three men face life imprisonment.

Investigations are continuing.

Girl hospitalised after being stabbed in the back on Sydney street

A girl has been stabbed in an unprovoked attack on a street in Sydney’s west.

Police say they were called to Swinson Road at Blacktown around 8.30pm following reports that a girl had been injured.

Officers arrived to find the girl had been stabbed in the back. Police say the girl is believed to be aged in her teens.

She was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead for treatment to non life threatening injuries.

It’s understood the girl was with a boy of similar age when they were approached by a male who threatened the pair and demanded the girl’s backpack.

An altercation took place, before the man stabbed the girl and fled with her backpack.

Police sealed off the scene and searched the area, but the girl’s alleged attacker could not be found.

Police are hoping to speak with a man who may be able to assist with inquiries.

He is described as Pacific Islander/Maori appearance, with a thick black beard and a large build. He was seen wearing dark clothing.

Police are urging anyone with information to come forward.