Police Seek Leads on Fishing Gear Found in Newcastle

Police are appealing for public assistance after a bag containing fishing gear was located in Newcastle.

About 7.20am this morning (Thursday 11 July 2024), police were called to Dudley Beach following reports items were located on rocks; however, no one was located nearby the items.

Officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District attended and located a grey bag at the southern end of the beach, near the Bombala Street track and Cross Creek.

A search of the area commenced, with assistance from Marine Area Command, Marine Rescue, PolAir and NSW Surf Lifesavers; however, no one was located.

While the items may have been discarded or lost, police hold concerns for the welfare of the potential owner and are appealing for anyone who has information on the owner of the items to contact local police.

As inquiries continue, anyone with information about the items found is urged to contact Lake Macquarie Police 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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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