• JON WOLFE

12 year old charged over replica Glock pistol

AT ABOUT 9.15 THIS MORNING POLICE RECEIVED REPORTS THAT A BOY WAS SEEN WAVING AROUND A PISTOL IN A VEHICLE AT A SET OF TRAFFIC LIGHTS AT THE INTERSECTION OF BRIDGE STREET AND GOONOO GOONOO ROAD, TAMWORTH.

OFFICERS ATTACHED TO OXLEY POLICE DISTRICT‘S BICYCLE PATROL UNIT WERE PATROLLING THE TAMWORTH CBD ABOUT 10AM, WHEN THEY STOPPED THE VEHICLE ON PEEL STREET AND THE PASSENGER – A 12 YEAR OLD BOY – WAS SPOKEN TO AND HE HANDED OVER A REPLICA GLOCK PISTOL.

THE BOY WAS ARRESTED AND TAKEN TO TAMWORTH POLICE STATION AND CHARGED WITH POSSESS UNAUTHORISED PISTOL, REFUSED BAIL AND WAS DUE TO APPEAR IN CHILDREN’S COURT TODAY