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Police: Domestic glassing,P-plater goes DUI, jail carpark bust and drug bust

A MAN has been charged over a ‘‘domestic glassing’’ after a 30-year-old woman suffered a severe cut to her face which will need surgery.

Police said the alleged victim and her partner, 38, returned to their Seahampton home about 11.30pm on Saturday before the womanputa three-year-old child to bed.

They alleged an argument commenced before the man hit the woman on the left side of her face with a glass.

‘‘The woman suffered significant blood loss and was conveyed to the John Hunter Hospital by ambulance paramedics where she will need to undergo surgery,’’ police said in a statement.

The man was arrested and later charged with wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Bail Court on Sunday.


TWO men are accused of driving into the carpark of Cessnock jail with a loaded handgun, cocaine, nearly $5000 in cash and five mobile phones.

A joint operation between the Central Hunter target action group detectives and Corrective security operations group officers stopped the car about 10.20am on Saturday.

The men, a 26-year-old from Smithfield and a 22-year-old from Eastwood, were attempting to drive into the jail’s carpark.

Authorities searched the car and allegedly seized a loaded handgun, 1.89 grams of white powder, believed to be cocaine, $4960 in cash, and five mobile phones.

Both men were taken to Maitland police station and charged with numerous offences including an outstanding arrest warrant, possessing an unregistered firearm, possessing a firearm without licence, not complying with the safe storage of a firearm, introducing a firearm into a correctional centre, possessing a prohibited drug, introducing a prohibited drug into a correctional facility, possessing a prohibited weapon, introducing a prohibited weapon into a correctional facility and dealing with proceeds of crime.


A P-PLATER has been charged with high range drink driving after allegedly colliding with a car waiting at a red light at Jesmond before driving off.

Police said a car collided with the rear of a car waiting at a set of traffic lights on Blue Gum Road about 12.15am, before the driver allegedly failed to stop.

Officers arrested the man nearby with the help of members of the public and took himto Waratah police station where he allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.211.

The Elermore Vale man, 25, had his licence suspended and was charged with high-range driving driving to appear in Newcastle Local Court next month.


A MAN has been charged with being in possession of ice, LSD and cannabis after being stopped for a random breath test at Wallsend.

Police said they stopped the New Lambton man, 24, on Friday night before a search allegedly uncovered two grams of crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as ice, an ounce of cannabis and a quantity of the hallucinogenic drug LSD inside his car.

They also allegedly seized an undisclosed amount of cash.

He was charged with possessing and supplying a prohibited drug, dealing with the proceeds of crime and driving whilst disqualified.

He was released on conditional bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court next month.

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