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Hannah found but Leon still on the run

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Accusations of false dam claims in Cr Cadwallader’s mayoral campaign

Ballina Shire Council candidates against the idea of a new dam in Byron’s hinterland are accusing fellow candidate Sharon Cadwallader of false claims in her electoral campaign.

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The Echo asked all the Lismore Councillor candidates to send in a bio. Led by current Councillor Elly Bird, the Our Sustainable Future team is Group E.

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Missing man Leon Edward King, whom police describe as ‘dangerous’, may still be on the run in the Northern Rivers. Photo NSW Police

Dunoon woman Hannah Scofield, who was reported missing with warrant absconder Leon King on Friday, was found by police last night.

The 23-year-old mother is reported to be safe and well.

Leon King, who is still wanted by police, was last seen in the East Ballina area at about 2am this morning (Tuesday June 5).

Mr King is wanted by police on two outstanding warrants, including one for an alleged assault at Goonellabah the day he went missing.

Anyone who knows of his whereabouts is advised not to approach him but to call local police or 000 immediately.


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