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In separate incidents in Byron Bay, two men have been charged after being found carrying weapons.

A man was charged with possess firearm on Christmas Eve when police spoke to 41-year-old male from Jamberoo in Shirley Street.

Police says they had cause to search the man’s car. It is alleged police located a Glock style gel blaster in the vehicle.

The man was taken to Byron Bay Police Station and charged with possess unauthorised pistol.

He was bailed to appear before Byron Bay Local Court 20 January 2020.

In another incident a man has been charged on two counts of assault  and armed with intent.

Police will allege that at about 9pm on Boxing Day, a 15-year-old male from Ocean Shores approached two teenage males in Jonson Street, Byron Bay.

It is alleged the 15-year-old pointed a knife at the two teenagers before punching both of them to the face.

Patrolling police come across the teenagers and the 15-year-old was arrested.

It is alleged police located a knife in his bag. He was arrested and taken to Byron Bay police station where he was charged with armed with intent to commit indictable offence and assault X 2.

The boy was bailed to appear before Byron Bay Children’s Court 4 February 2020.


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