Police charge man after siege situation – New England Police District

A man has been charged with numerous domestic violence-related offences following a siege situation near Inverell yesterday.

About 7.30pm (Tuesday 7 December 2021), officers attached to New England Police District were called to Howard Road, Howell – about 31km east of Inverell – following reports a man had made a number of threatening phone calls to a woman known to him.

Officers attached to New England Police District, attended the home and established a perimeter.

With the assistance of Police Negotiators, a 38-year-old man surrendered to police and was taken into custody around 6am today (Wednesday 8 December 2021).

He was taken to Inverell Police Station and was charged with stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm, destroy or damage property and use carriage service to threaten to kill.

The man was refused bail to appear at Armidale Local Court later today.

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