Police lay charges after replica firearm produced during road rage incident -Tighes Hill

Police have charged a man with one count of intimidation and one count of possessing an unauthorised pistol after a road rage incident near Newcastle yesterday.

About 4.40pm (Thursday 18 July 2019) a 19-year-old woman, driving a white Suzuki Swift, turned out of Bryant Street onto Union Street, Tighes Hill.

Shortly after this, a green Honda CRV pulled in closely behind her and started beeping its horn.

The Honda, containing three males, then pulled up along-side the Suzuki and started making threatening gestures to her, with one man brandishing what appeared to be a handgun. The Honda followed her for a further three minutes before turning into a petrol station at Islington.

Following the incident, police from the Newcastle City Police Area Command made inquiries and located the vehicle.

As a result a 19-year-old man presented himself to detectives at Newcastle Police Station today (Friday 19 July 2019) where he was interviewed, arrested and charged.

The man was granted conditional bail and is set to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Thursday 22 August 2019.

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