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Man charged after woman shot at NSW home

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A man has been arrested and charged over the shooting of a woman on the NSW Central Coast earlier this week.

Shortly before 11.30pm on Wednesday, police were contacted by medical staff after a 31-year-old woman arrived at Gosford Hospital with a gunshot wound to her right thigh.

Police commenced inquiries into the matter, with initial investigations indicating the woman was shot by a man at a property on Hillcrest Street, Terrigal, earlier in the evening.

Yesterday afternoon, police visited a property on Lisbon Way at Wyoming where, after speaking to the occupants, officers searched the property and found two shortened shotguns, a .22 calibre rifle and ammunition.

A short time later, around 4.40pm, police attended a home on Roselands Avenue where they arrested a 48-year-old man, and seized a revolver.

He was taken to Gosford Police Station where he was charged with reckless wounding and numerous firearm offences.

Bail refused, he was scheduled to appear before Gosford Local Court today.

The injured woman underwent surgery earlier this week and remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Police seek help to find mum and daughter

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Nine-year-old Abbey Parsons PICTURE: NSW Police Force

POLICE are appealing for information from the public to help find a woman and her daughter missing from the NSW Illawarra region.

Tiffany Figueira, 28, and her nine-year-old daughter, Abbey Parsons (pictured), were reported missing by a family member after they failed to return to their Primbee home on Tuesday.

Police say initial inquiries indicated the pair were last seen leaving the home on Sunday 1 November.

Tiffany is believed to have last contacted friends on Tuesday.

Police have conducted numerous inquiries, however have been able to locate the pair.

Tiffany is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with a fair complexion, about 165cm tall, of medium build and with black hair and brown eyes.

Abbey is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with a fair complexion, brown hair, about 140cm tall and of thin build.

Anyone with information about the pair’s whereabouts is urged to contact Oak Flats Police Station or Crime Stoppers.

Woman charged with glassing man over split drink

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A WOMAN has been charged with smashing a schooner glass in the face of man who accidentally spilt a drink on her at a hotel at Albion Park, Shellharbour, overnight.

Police say a 23-year-old man was drinking with friends at the Tongarra Road hotel when, just after midnight he accidentally spilt a drink on a woman he didn’t know.

He then went to the bar to get paper towel and upon returning to hand it to the woman, it’s alleged she struck him in the face with a schooner glass.

The man was treated by Ambulance Paramedics, before being taken to Shellharbour Hospital with cuts to his forehead.

Police arrested a 26-year-old woman nearby and took her to Lake Illawarra Police Station where she was charged with wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

She has since been granted strict conditional bail to appear before Port Kembla Local Court on Wednesday 25 November.

Meanwhile, police are continuing their investigation into the incident and are appealing for any witnesses who have not yet provided a statement to come forward.

Man charged over pursuit, high-speed crash

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A MAN has been charged with multiple offences after allegedly leading police on a dangerous high-speed pursuit through Wallsend, in Newcastle’s west on Friday night.

Police say they were patrolling Newcastle Road at around 7.50pm, when officers spotted a Nissan Pathfinder bearing stolen number plates.

Officers attempted to pull the vehicle over, however the driver allegedly sped off, sparking a pursuit.

The Pathfinder was followed onto Thomas Street where, at the intersection of Metcalfe Street, it allegedly sped through a red traffic light and smashed into a Holden Astra with three people inside, two of whom were children.

A 38-year-old woman driving the Astra sustained a fractured wrist, while her six year-old daughter and nine-year-old son were shaken but not physically injured.

The 37-year-old male driver of the 4WD was arrested a short time later in the backyard of a nearby home.

He was taken to Waratah Police Station where he was charged with seven offences:

  • Drive furiously in motor vehicle do/cause bodily harm
  • Police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously
  • Drive motor vehicle during disqualification period
  • Drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous (Skye’s law)
  • Fail to stop and assist after impact cause injury
  • Use unregistered registrable Class A motor vehicle on road
  • Goods suspected stolen in/on premises.

He was refused bail to appear in Newcastle Local Court on Thursday.

Woman in serious condition after being hit by bus at Logan

UPDATE: An elderly woman is in a serious condition after being hit by a bus at Logan.

Emergency services rushed to the scene on Wembley Rd at Logan Central around 11.24am following reports a woman was trapped under a bus.

Paramedics treated the woman at the scene, before she was transported to the Princess Alexandra in a serious condition.

EARLIER: An elderly woman has been hit by a bus at Logan.

Emergency services rushed to the scene on Wembley Rd at Logan Central around 11.24am following reports a woman was trapped under a bus.

Paramedics are currently at the scene treating the woman, however her extent of injuries are currently unknown.

Motorists have been advised to avoid the area.