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A 28-year-old man has faced Mullumbimby Local Court  charged with firearm offences, after allegedly being found in possession of a gun and ammunition at Byron Bay on Wednesday.

About 11:10pm Wednesday night (February 12), police received reports from concerned members of the public that a man walking around Apex Park brandishing a gun.

Police obtained a description of the man from witnesses at the scene and conducted searches of the park, the CBD and surrounding areas.

About 11:20pm, they stopped and spoke to a man in Ewingsdale Road.

On searching his backpack police allegedly found a pistol in and several rounds of ammunition.

The 28-year-old man was arrested and taken to Byron Bay Police Station where he was charged with possessing an unregistered firearm, possessing ammunition, not keeping a firearm safely, possessing unauthorised pistol and goods in custody.


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