Police are investigating after a woman was hit by a ute in the State’s New England region yesterday.
Shortly before 6pm (Monday 20 June 2016), emergency services were called to New England Highway, Tamworth, following reports a woman had been struck by a ute.
NSW Ambulance Paramedics treated a 37-year-old woman at the scene, before taking her to Tamworth Hospital in a critical condition.
She was later airlifted to John Hunter Hospital.
The driver of the ute, a 50-year-old man, was not injured during the incident.
He was taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.
Officers attached to Oxley Local Area Command, with the assistance of the Crash Investigation Unit, established a crime scene and commenced an investigation.
Police have seized a white Mazda Dual Cab ute for forensic examination.
Inquiries into the incident are continuing and police are urging anyone with information to contact Tamworth Police Station on 02 6768 2999.
Police have charged three men following the execution of a search warrant in Newcastle yesterday.
About 8.40pm on Sunday 19 June 2016, officers from Newcastle City Local Area Command attended a home on Irving Street, Wallsend, and executed a search warrant.
Police allegedly located a hydroponic system containing 129 cannabis plants inside the home and 132 cut cannabis plants and leaf inside a van parked on the driveway of the premises.
Following further inquiries, about 4.10pm yesterday (Sunday 19 June 2016), police arrested a 32-year-old man; a 24-year-old man and a 48-year-old man where they were taken to Newcastle Police Station.
They were charged with cultivate prohibited plant, greater than commercial quantity and possess prohibited plant.
All three men were refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on (Monday 27 June 2016).
Inquiries are continuing.
A state-wide campaign aimed at mobilising members of the public in the fight against ‘ice’ will arrive in The Hume Local Area Command (LAC) today.
The ‘Dob in a Dealer’ campaign has been initiated and funded by the Commonwealth Government, and is currently taking place in States and Territories across Australia.
In NSW, the campaign is being held in 21 LACs across the state, over a six-month period between March and September 2016.
It will run in each LAC for two weeks, during which police and Crime Stoppers will conduct community-engagement activities designed to educate the public on the dangers of illicit drugs and how they can show their support for the campaign.
These activities will also highlight the important role members of the public have in helping police to shut down drug-manufacturing syndicates and arrest drug suppliers.
During the campaign, residents across The Hume LAC will be urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the online portal, where they can report drug-dealing activities anonymously.
While members of the public are encouraged to report any prohibited-drug activity via Crime Stoppers, the focus of the ‘Dob in a Dealer’ campaign is the production, distribution and use of ‘ice’ (crystal methylamphetamine).