Teens allegedly run over, shot at by man guarding cannabis crop in NSW

TWO teenage boys on motorbikes have allegedly been shot at by a man guarding his cannabis crop in northern NSW.

The two 15-year-old boys were riding through Whiteman Creek Quarry, around 20 kilometres north-west of Grafton, around 4.30pm on Friday when police say they were approached by a man in a car.

Police said the man allegedly used his vehicle to ram one boy, throwing him off his dirtbike. The teen suffered minor leg and arm injuries, police said.


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The man then allegedly approached the boys and struck one of the motorcycles with an axe handle before allegedly producing a gun and shooting at the pair.

Fortunately, no one was hit by the bullet.

The armed man then left the scene and the boys called police.

Following inquiries, officers arrested a 55-year-old man at a home on Clarence Way, Whiteman Creek.

During a search of the man’s home, police allegedly found 133 cannabis plants, cannabis leaf and seeds, with an estimated combined street value of $133,000.

The 55-year-old was taken to Grafton Police Station where he was charged with a long list of offences, including:

  • stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm;
  • drive motor vehicle during disqualification period;
  • drive motor vehicle menaces another with intent;
  • destroy or damage property;
  • possess prohibited drug;
  • use unregistered motor vehicle;
  • use uninsured motor vehicle; and
  • cultivate cannabis (indictable and commercial quantity).

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Grafton Local Court on 14 November.

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