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Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a 16-year-old in Byron Bay more than three years ago is to continue facing trial this week.

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Stories about "Tweed police":

Police chase unlicensed driver from Kingscliff to Tweed Heads

A thirty minute police chase took place yesterday through the suburbs of Kingscliff, Chinderah, Banora Point, Fingal Head and Tweed Heads, for approximately 35km.

More police needed, say Labor

A petition by NSW Labor calling for more police for the Tweed was launched last week, and follows on from previous sparring by Labor and the Nationals over policing numbers in the region.

Alleged drink driver assaults police – Tweed Heads 

A man has been charged after allegedly drink-driving and assaulting a police officer in Tweed Heads on Sunday evening.

Police numbers disputed

A reduction of 33 police officers in the Tweed-Byron Local Area Command has prompted Labor to ask Tweed MP Geoff Provest (Nationals) to explain why his government had overseen the reduction.

Tweed cops seize stolen goods during firearm search

Tools, generators, industrial equipment and a vehicle, suspected of being stolen, were seized by police at a property at Kielvale near Murwillumbah yesterday afternoon.

Long-serving Tweed policeman retires

After 36-plus years as a policeman, senior constable Mark Ellison, has called it a day.

Driver of dangerous-goods truck arrested after Tweed RBT

A 61-year-old truck driver who allegedly drove his truck full of dangerous goods while under the influence of alcohol at Tweed Heads yesterday has been charged with drink driving.

Missing man’s body found in Tweed

The body of a 23-year-old man missing from Tomewin near Murwillumbah was found in dense bushland after an extensive police search and rescue operation.

Child approached at Tweed Heads: police 

Police are investigating an incident in which a child was approached by an unknown man at Tweed Heads yesterday.

Tweed man charged over alleged supply of ice

A 25-year-old man has been charged over alleged supply of the drug ice following a search warrant at Banora Point yesterday.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Amber alert for blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth

An amber alert has been put in place for Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head in relation to the presence of blue-green algae.

Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.