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Five charged, drugs seized, police assaulted – Lismore 

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Officers from Richmond Police District officers have been investigating after cash and other items were stolen during a break and enter on a home in Casino on Sunday, 2 September, 2018.

Following inquiries, officers from the Richmond PD Target Action Group (TAG) attempted to arrest a 16-year-old youth at a bus interchange on Brewster Street, Lismore, shortly after 2pm yesterday (Wednesday, 17 October, 2018).

Police will allege when they tried to search the youth, several people intervened, assaulting the officers, with one officer being spat in the face.

Five people were arrested and taken to Lismore Police Station.

Police will allege when the 16-year-old boy’s bag was searched it contained methamphetamine in a resealable plastic bag.

He has now been charged with break enter and steal, and possess a prohibited drug (methamphetamine). He was refused bail to appear in a children’s court today (Thursday, 18 October, 2018).

A 35-year-old Lismore man has been charged with assault police. He was bailed to appear in Lismore Local Court on Monday, 12 November, 2018.

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with hinder police, resist police, and fail to move on. A second boy, also aged 14, has been charged with assault police.

A 14-year-old girl has been charged with assault police, hinder police, and resist police, and fail to move on, while a second girl, also aged 14, has been charged with resist police, hinder police, and trespass.

These four teenagers have been granted bail to appear in a children’s court on Monday 12 November 2018.

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