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Tweed mayor Barry Longland has expressed concern at the number of violent incidents in the shire.

Yesterday it was confirmed that a man believed to be associated with a bikie gang presented to Tweed Hospital on Sunday with gunshot wounds to the stomach.

‘It’s not the kind of reputation we would like to be known for,’ he told ABC radio this morning. ‘I must say it’s not the normal behaviour that we see on the Tweed.’

He went on to urge anyone with information to approach police or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The 34-year-old man presented himself at Tweed Heads Hospital at about 1.40am on Sunday seeking treatment to a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

Police believe he was brought to the hospital by an unidentified person driving a white Ford Festiva sedan.


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