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Neighbour charged after alleged intimidation with pistol – Bilambil Heights

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Police say a man has been charged after allegedly intimidating his neighbour with a pistol in the Tweed Heads region on Saturday.

At about 2pm a woman alerted police after she received threatening text messages from a neighbour regarding street parking.

Shortly after, officers attached to Tweed/Byron Police District attended Tweed Street, Bilambil Heights and spoke with the 39-year-old woman.

Police will allege that the male neighbour drove past the woman later that day at about 4.30pm and allegedly pointed a gun at her through the car window.

Officers approached the man and removed him, and another woman, from the car. Upon searching the vehicle, officers located two replica flintlock pistols.

The 46-year-old man and woman were arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

Following inquiries, the woman was released without charge.

The man was charged with use carriage service to menace/harass/offend, armed with intent commit indictable offence, possess unauthorised pistol, and stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm.

He was refused bail and appeared at Tweed Heads Local Court yesterday (Sunday 16 February) where he was granted conditional bail to reappear at the same court on Wednesday 26 February 2020.


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