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A man was left tied up in this East Lismore house, which was burnt out in August 2013. A man has been charged with attempted murder.
A man was left tied up in this East Lismore house, which was burnt out in October 2013. Three men have now been charged with attempted murder.

A third man has been charged with attempted murder following a fire at a house in East Lismore last year.< In the afternoon of Sunday 6 October, two men forced entry into a house on Spring Street, and allegedly assaulted the 74-year-old male occupant. The men tied the man up and allegedly set fire to the premises. Police will further allege the men stole a number of items including the man’s car before fleeing the premises. Emergency services attended and untied the man. He was taken to Lismore Base Hospital, where he spent a number of days in hospital. About 10pm on Saturday 16 November, three men allegedly forced entry into a house on Richmond Hill Road, Richmond Hill, and assaulted the three occupants including the 74-year-old man who was staying at the premises. The men allegedly stole some property before fleeing. As a result, Strike Force Lynhale was established to investigate both incidents. On Monday this week, a 48-year-old man attended Lismore Police Station where he was arrested by police and charged with attempted murder, damage property with intent to endanger life, aggravated break and enter; and, break, enter and steal. He was refused bail and appeared in Lismore Local Court where he was remanded in custody to reappear on Friday 4 April. He is the third person to be arrested and charged by investigators after a 21-year-old man and 26-year-old man were arrested in January 2014. Their cases are currently before the courts.


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