Police charge man with firearms offences at Raymond Terrace

A man will face court today after police allegedly located a loaded firearm in his vehicle in the state’s Hunter region.

About 8.30pm yesterday (Tuesday 10 December 2019), officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District stopped a vehicle on Brown Street, Raymond Terrace and spoke with the driver – a 25-year-old woman.

Police then spoke with a 28-year-old male passenger and arrested him in relation to an outstanding arrest warrant.

During a subsequent search of the vehicle, police allegedly located and seized a shortened rifle and ammunition.

The man was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station and charged with an outstanding warrant as well as several firearms offences, including possess shortened firearm without permit, possess loaded firearm in public place, not keep firearm safely and goods in custody.

He was refused bail to appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court today (Wednesday 11 December 2019).

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