Police lay charges after 2019 public place shooting near Cessnock

Police have charged a man and a woman in relation to a public place shooting in the Hunter Valley in August last year.

About 7.30pm on Sunday 25 August 2019, a 23-year-old man was at a property on Cessnock Road, Neath, when he heard a loud bang.

The man saw a nearby Holden Commodore had smashed windows and what appeared to be bullet holes.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District attended and established a crime scene.

Following inquiries, officers attended Macquarie Road in Cardiff yesterday (Thursday 16 January 2020) where they arrested a 21-year-old woman.

She was taken to Toronto Police Station and charged with fire firearm manner likely injure persons/property and possess shortened firearm without authority.

The woman was refused bail to appear at Toronto Local Court today (Friday 17 January 2020).

At 6pm today (Friday 17 January 2020), a second person was arrested in relation to the incident.

The man, aged 24, attended Cessnock Police Station where he was charged with supply prohibited firearm to unauthorised person, fire firearm in manner likely to injure person or property (joint criminal enterprise), possess shortened firearm and conceal a strictly indictable offence.

He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court tomorrow (Saturday 18 January 2020).

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