Letterboxes destroyed – Merewether

Police are investigating after property was damaged by explosions near Newcastle earlier today.

About 4.20am (Sunday 22 September 2019), Newcastle City Police District received phone calls in relation to reports of explosions heard around Merewether and Bar Beach.

Three letterboxes were destroyed, one each on Dent Street, Mitchell Street and Livingstone Street.

Windows of cars and two houses on Dent Street and Livingstone Street were also damaged. No injuries have been reported.

About 6.15am, residents of a house on Kilgore Street, Merewether, discovered a suspicious item in their letterbox this morning and reported it to police.

The item has been safely removed by Police Rescue and rendered safe.

An investigation has commenced into the circumstances surrounding these incidents and police are appealing for anyone with dashcam vision on these streets, or who may have information, to contact Newcastle Police Station on (02) 4929 0999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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