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$1,000 PIN - Sanctuary Point

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About 6pm Thursday officers from South Coast Police District attended a home on Leumeah Street, Sanctuary Point, following reports an AVO had been breached. 

Police spoke to a 19-year-old man, who is not a resident of the home. 

Inquiries revealed he had not breached an AVO, but his repeated attendance at the home was a breach of the Public Health Act.

He was subsequently issued with a $1000 PIN before he returned home.

#COVID19 Police answer frequently asked questions:

Q: Can I visit my family/friends over the Easter break?

A: In most cases, no. Public Health Orders have been introduced that set out rules regarding staying at home and not gathering in groups of more than two people in public.

The Orders state that anyone leaving their place of residence needs a reasonable excuse for doing so.

Visiting family/friends over the Easter break to socialise is NOT a reasonable excuse.

While we understand that Easter is traditionally a time spent with extended family and friends, these are unprecedented times.

Unless you are providing care for a family member in another residence, stay at home. Try connecting with friends and family through other means such as over the phone or webcam.

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A Sanctuary Point COVID-19 exposure site identified by NSW Health

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Another Coronavirus exposure venue of concern has been listed by NSW Health in the Shoalhaven.

It has named Sanctuary Point Seafood Take Away at Shop 20/10 Paradise Beach Road as a positive contact venue on Thursday the 23rd of September between 10 am and 11 am.

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NSW Health advises if you were there on that date at those times to get tested immediately and self-isolate until you get a negative result.

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Bay and Basin not a Medicare priority distribution area

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 A Shoalhaven medico has predicted more queues and delays in Shoalhaven Hospitals emergency rooms after the Bay and Basin area again missed out on being declared a Medicare priority distribution area last week.

Dr Kate Manderson who operates the Sanctuary Point Medical Centre and Respiratory Clinic said she has four overseas-trained doctors ready to work at but last week’s decision means they cannot get Medicare rebates and patients will be up to $100 out of pocket for each consultation.

Dr Manderson said "The flawed system is sending more people to the hospital to look for care. "

She said, "It doesn't account for the fact that the Shoalhaven Hospital is chock-a-block full."

"It doesn't account for the fact that the waiting lists for surgery are massive and so the GPs have got to handle all of these people who can't get in for their operations," Dr Manderson said. 

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Car takes out powerlines in Sanctuary Point

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Emergency Services were called to Sanctuary Point yesterday afternoon after car crash took down powerlines.

RFS St Georges Basin said road closures were put in place around the incident.

It took some time but crews have restored power with no more outages in the area.

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Coach charged over alleged abuse of children

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A former sports coach will face court today charged over the alleged historical assaults of young players in the 1990s and 2000s on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

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Five men reported they had allegedly been physically abused by a man known to them while they attended a Pittwater sports club as children.

Detectives arrested a 70-year-old man at a home in Sanctuary Point just after 8.30am yesterday.

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The man was taken to Nowra Police Station, where he has been charged with 16 counts of common assault, produce child abuse material, produce child pornography, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

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Police will allege the man, who was the boys’ baseball coach, assaulted the youths on numerous occasions while they were at sporting facilities across the Sydney’s Northern Beaches and outside of practice between 1994 and 2017.

The boys were aged between nine and 20 at the time and in one of these alleged incidents, a 12-year-old boy suffered fractures to his foot.
It will also be alleged that, during private lessons with these young players, the man would film the assaults.

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He was refused bail to appear at Nowra Local Court today.

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Detective hopes the parents of a Sanctuary Point murder victim feel some sort of justice after two arrests

 

 

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Homicide Squad, Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Walpole, thanked members of the public for their support and information provided to police following an appeal for information into the murder of 49-year-old David McArthur.

At about 8 pm on Sunday 25 July 2021, emergency services were called to a caravan park on Ethel Street at Sanctuary Point, following reports of a stabbing.

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Upon arrival, officers entered a cabin and located David McArthur with a stab wound to his chest.

Officers attempted CPR however, he could not be revived and died at the scene.

A second man has been charged with murder following an investigation by Homicide Squad detectives.

The 41-year-old Nowra man was refused bail when he appeared before Nowra local court last week.

On Wednesday, October 20, detectives attended a correctional facility at Silverwater and charged a 39-year-old man with murder.

He remains before the courts.

“Detectives have worked tirelessly to put those responsible for David’s murder before a court, however the resulting arrests this week would not have been possible without the Sanctuary Point community’s ongoing assistance,” Det Ch Insp Walpole said.

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He said, “David died because of an unnecessary act of violence and I’m hopeful his extended family and his parents, Susan and Stuart, feel as though some justice has taken place this week.”

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Investigations under Strike Force Frawley continue.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Fatal crash at Sanctuary Point

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A man has died in a single vehicle crash at Sanctuary Point.

About 12.20am on Saturday, emergency services were called to the intersection of The Wool Road and Lamar Avenue, after a Mitsubishi ute struck a tree.

The 41-year-old male driver and sole occupant of the vehicle died at the scene.

Officers from South Coast Police District established a crime scene and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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Former officer charged – Southern Region

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The 45-year-old former senior constable, who was attached to a command in the Southern Region, was issued with a Court Attendance Notice yesterday, for two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Police will allege in court the former officer, who was on-duty at the time, assaulted a 21-year-old man during an arrest at Sanctuary Point on Friday January 11, 2019.

He is due to appear in Nowra Local Court in April.

The officer left the NSW Police Force in 2020.

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Homicide detectives search Sanctuary Point Boat Ramp and release CCTV vision regarding David McArthur murder

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Homicide Squad detectives investigating the stabbing murder of a man at a Sanctuary Point caravan park have released CCTV vision of a person and vehicle and commenced a coordinated search of waters at Sanctuary Point.

At about 8 pm on Sunday 25 July 2021, emergency services were called to a caravan park on Ethel Street at Sanctuary Point, following reports of a stabbing.

Upon arrival, officers entered a cabin and located 49-year-old David McArthur with a stab wound to his chest.

Officers attempted CPR on the man; however, he could not be revived and died at the scene.

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Strike force detectives returned to the South Coast to conduct a public appeal for information as part of ongoing investigations.

Acting on information, Homicide Squad detectives, assisted by officers from South Coast Police District, coordinated a search of waters around the Sanctuary Point Boat Ramp on Wednesday, October 13.

They removed potential evidence discovered among rocks for further examination.

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Police also released CCTV vision of a utility and person at the Sanctuary Point boat ramp on the night of David’s death.

Homicide Squad, Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Walpole, said the search formed part of investigations being conducted throughout the week.

“Today we have canvassed the waters around Sanctuary Point Boat Ramp, a location searched by investigators soon after David’s murder back in July,” Det Ch Insp Walpole said.

“We have also reviewed CCTV from the area, which depicts a utility and an unknown person at the location about 8pm on Sunday 25 July 2021.

“Investigators don’t believe the person or persons in this utility were involved in the murder of David McArthur, however, they may have crossed paths with those in the offending vehicle and we’re keen to speak with them," he said.

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Detective Chief Inspector Walpole said, “We now have several new lines of inquiry which we are exploring.

"Our door remains open to anyone who wishes to speak with us and help David’s family get the answers they deserve," he said.

Investigations under Strike Force Frawley are continuing.

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NSW Health lists all Shoalhaven COVID-19 venues of concern

 

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NSW Health has released a list of all COVID-19 close contact venues across the Shoalhaven as of October 6 at 8.00 am.

There are confirmed COVID-19 cases are associated with the following locations.

Berry IGA  - 8.45 to 9.15 am Monday 27 September

Bomaderry Woolworths - 5 pm to 5.15 pm Wednesday 29 September

Culburra Beach Woolworths - 12.20 pm to 12.40 pm Friday 24 September

Huskisson The Great Husky Bite - 10.30 am to 2 pm Tuesday 28 September

                                                                             10.30 am to 2 pm Wednesday 29 September

Kiama Service NSW - 4.10 pm to 4.15 pm Monday 20 September

Kiama Subway - 12.25 pm to 12.40 pm Sunday 26 September

Nowra Aldi - 12.30 pm to 1 pm Monday 27 September 

                              4.20 pm to 4.35 pm Tuesday 28 September

Nowra Autobarn - 3.10 pm to 3.30 pm Thursday 23 September

Nowra Bakehouse Delight - 9.49 am to 9.54 am Friday 24 September

Nowra Better Tyres - 1 pm to 1.30 pm Wednesday 29 September

Nowra Blooms the Chemist - 2.45 pm to 2.50 pm Wednesday 29 September

Nowra Bunnings - 8.30 am to 12 pm Thursday 16 September

                                       - 12.20pm to 12.50pm Sunday 26 September

                                       - 4.30 pm to 6 pm Tuesday 28 September

Nowra Chemist Warehouse - 12 pm to 12.30 pm Wednesday 29 September

Nowra Coles - 10.25 pm to 10.30 pm Thursday 23 September

Nowra Dan Murphys - 1.35 pm to 1.40 pm Thursday 23 September 

                                                 - 6.10 pm to 7 pm Monday 27 September

Nowra Fins Fangs and Feathers - 4.12 pm to 4.17 pm Thursday 30 September

                                                                        - 3.23 pm to 3.37 pm Thursday 30 September

Nowra McDonalds Nowra Central - 8.30 pm to 8.50 pm Wednesday 29 September

                                                                               - 9.15 am to 9.45 am 30 September

Nowra Kebabs - 11.30 am to 11.50 am Thursday 23 September

Nowra Local Court - 10 am to 11.30 am Monday 27 September

Nowra Southern IML Pathology - 9.10 am to 9.30 am Friday 24 September

Nowra Woolworths Stocklands - 4.55 pm to 6 pm Friday 24 September

Nowra Woolworths - 3.30 pm to 4.10 pm Friday 1 October

Sanctuary Point Bakery - 10 am to 11 am Thursday 23 September

Sanctuary Point Seafood Take Away - 10 am to 11 am Thursday 23 September

South Nowra Shell Coles Express - 7.50 am to 8 am Monday 27 September

St Georges Basin Clarke's Vehicle Services and LPG Centre - 11.25 am to 11.40 am 23 September

Vincentia Subway - 11.35 am to 11.50 am Thursday 23 September

Worrigee FoodWorks - 1.15 pm to 1.30 pm Wednesday 29 September

                                                  - 11.21 am to 11.31 am Thursday 30 September

Worrigee Naaji's Charcoal Chicken Kebabs - 10.55 am to 11 am Saturday 25 September

You must follow the public health advice listed below.

If you have been to any of these locations on the date and time shown below, you are a casual contact and must immediately get tested and self isolate, even if you have no symptoms.

You must follow Public Health advice on the NSW Health website.

Staff and Visitors must follow entrance screening instructions. 

Palm Beach upgrade underway

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Sanctuary Point’s Palm Beach upgrade is underway, with the first sod on the project turned today (Thursday).

The popular picnic and boating area will be transformed into a tourism precinct with upgrades to Ray Brooks Reserve, including a two-metre-wide accessible concrete path linking the amenities building, carpark and playground; new accessible barbecues and picnic shelters, plus carpark improvements including accessible parking spaces.

A gravel path will also connect the reserve to the Basin Walking Trail which will continue along the foreshore.

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock, who joined community advocates Dennis and Kate Williams and Shoalhaven Mayor Amanda Findley for the sod turning, said the project was part of a $5.3 million NSW Government funding commitment to Shoalhaven City Council and was the first of seven sustainable tourism infrastructure projects to be undertaken by council over the next three years.

Future works include upgrades to facilities at Hyams Beach, an extension of the Murramarang Coastal Walk, upgrades to the Basin Walk track and the construction of paths and boardwalks at Bherwerre Wetland.

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Police investigate fatal stabbing at Sanctuary Point

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A man has died following a stabbing at Sanctuary Point overnight.

About 8 pm on Sunday, July 25,  emergency services were called to a caravan park on Ethel Street, Sanctuary Point, after reports of a stabbing.

Upon arrival, officers attached to South Coast Police District entered a cabin and located a man, aged 49, with a stab wound to the chest.

Officers attempted CPR on the man, however, he could not be revived and died at the scene.

Police were told a man was seen running from the caravan park, shortly after the incident.

A crime scene was established and an investigation has commenced into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Bay and Basin Police Station or Nowra Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Inquiries continue.

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Police nab alleged thief at Sanctuary Point

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A man believed to be responsible for breaking into a number of cars has been arrested by Bay and Basin Police.

The 36-year-old was taken into custody yesterday for alleged offences around the Sanctuary Point area.

The accused was charged with two counts of Larceny and two counts of Trespass.

He was refused bail to appear before Nowra Local Court.

Police said investigations are continuing and they expect to lay further charges.

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Police seize an air rifle and drugs after pulling over an unregistered motorcyclist

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A man is due before Nowra Local Court charged with seven offences after his arrest at Sanctuary Point.

Police were patrolling Idlewild Avenue on Tuesday evening when saw a motorcyclist riding on the footpath without a helmet.

It's alleged he was also carrying a long object wrapped in fabric.

Officers pulled him over to speak with him and noticed the 26-year-old no longer had the object with him.

Police were approached by a man who handed them the long object that had been discarded nearby, which was found to be an air rifle.

Further checks revealed the motorcycle was unregistered and the man was allegedly in possession of methylamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

The alleged offender was taken to Nowra Police station and charged with seven offences including not keep a firearm safely, possess an unregistered firearm in a public place, and possess a prohibited drug.

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Sanctuary Point - Northern Beaches woman collapses in store

A woman from the Northern Beaches has been issued a Penalty Infringement Notice over an alleged breach of the Public Health Act while travelling on the South Coast.

Officers from South Coast Police began inquiries on Wednesday December 23, after receiving reports a woman from the Northern Beaches had collapsed at a pizza shop at Sanctuary Point the evening before and was treated at Shoalhaven Hospital. Police were told the woman appeared to be experiencing symptoms – however declined to be tested – and left the hospital.

Following inquiries, police attended a home on Edmund Street, Sanctuary Point, and spoke with the 37-year-old woman and three other occupants. All parties were directed to self-isolate.

The Bilgola Plateau woman has since been issued a $1000 PIN for fail to comply with requirements of the COVID-19 public health order. It is understood the pizza store has closed for cleaning as a precaution.

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Sanctuary Point library site could be new PCYC

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A push is underway to set up a PCYC at Sanctuary Point.

Shoalhaven councillor BOB PROUDFOOT says a building is available and it would be a great benefit to the youth in the Basin area.."Many kids need something to do, something productive. We've identified a site which is the old Sanctuary Point library site. That library will be shut in about 18-months because we're constructing a new library. So we have a site, we have a desire, we have great community input and we're hoping to talk to the Nowra PCYC and perhaps establish an outreach centre here in Sanctuary Point." 

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Sanctuary Point shop keeper fuming over anti-vaccine flyers plastered across his business

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A Sanctuary Point business owner wants to know who has plastered businesses with anti-vaccine and covid flyers.

John Renshaw, who operates a Point Pizza says he arrived at work to find the flyers stuck to shops throughout the shopping centre.

He said "Some vigilantes who want to have the Australian security and bio-security act documents put all over our shopping centre , I think it's about making them sign into the shops or making them wear masks into the shops."

Mr Renshaw said "If they want to do it in the middle of the night, why don't they just come talk to us during the day."

He said all the shops in Sanctuary Point got it.

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He said' "We're only trying to protect our customers and we don't want to be in lockdown, we're trying to prevent this.

Mr Renshaw said "I've never seen anything so ridiculous."

He said he and other shopkeepers are considering taking the flyers to Police.

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Sanctuary Point stabbing victim's father to appeal for information into his son's murder

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Police have released the name of a man who was allegedly murdered at a Shoalhaven caravan park earlier this year.

He's been formally identified as 49-year-old Sanctuary Point resident, David McArthur.

David's father Stuart McArthur is expected to speak publically about his son's murder today.

Emergency services were called to a caravan park on Ethel Street at Sanctuary Point at about 8 pm on Sunday 25 July 2021, following reports of a stabbing.

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Upon arrival, officers entered a cabin and located Mr. McArthur with a stab wound to his chest.

Officers attempted CPR, however, he could not be revived and died at the scene.

A man was seen running from the Palm Beach caravan park at about the same time.

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Initial inquiries were conducted by officers from South Coast Police District before detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad took over the investigation, forming Strike Force Frawley.

Strike force detectives have returned to the region and are again appealing for public assistance into David’s murder.

Strike force officers and David's father Stuart McArthur will speak publically at a press conference later this morning.

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Second man arrested over the stabbing murder of Sanctuary Point man David McArthur

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A second man has been arrested over the stabbing murder of Sanctuary Point man David McArthur.

On Wednesday, October 20 detectives attended a correctional facility at Silverwater and charged a 39-year-old man with murder.

He remains before the courts.

Following further inquiries, a search warrant was executed at a home in Nowra about 7.30 am today.

During a search of the property, detectives seized a vehicle and clothing which will undergo further forensic examination.

A 41-year-old man was arrested at the property and taken to Nowra Police Station where it’s expected he will be charged with murder.

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Emergency services were called to a caravan park on Ethel Street at Sanctuary Point on Sunday, July 25 at about 8 pm following reports of a stabbing.

Upon arrival, officers entered a cabin and located 49-year-old David McArthur with a stab wound to his chest.

Officers attempted CPR  however he could not be revived and died at the scene.

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State-of-the-art library plan for Sanctuary Point

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Concept plans for the new state-of-the-art Sanctuary Point Library will soon go on public exhibition.

Plans include a roof-top garden terrace, art installation spaces, a children's area, meeting rooms and expansive library space.

Shoalhaven Councillor Patricia White expects the community to be impressed with both the design and the inclusions in the two-storey facility proposed for the corner of Paradise Beach Road and Kerry Street.

She says residents can expect the new library to be completed and open by the end of 2023.

"The plans are absolutely spectacular," Cr White said.

"I can’t believe we are going to have a library at Sanctuary Point of this credibility."

Cr White said the architects have done a "fantastic job" completing the plans in just 12 months.

"Normally these projects would take four or five years to get to this stage to put on public exhibition," she explained.

"I encourage people to have a look at the plans and to make submissions whether they like it, or if they see anywhere for improvement. "

The library project has been on council's book for a long time, with the existing library located in a small blue building on land owned by the nearby school.

Cr White says, despite its size, it’s the best used library in the city.

She said the design incorporates something for everyone, from study spaces and meeting rooms, to function areas.

"What is being delivered, I think everybody will want one because it’s so good and so suitable for the area.

"It’s really been designed around the library, but brings so much more - it’s really stunning."

While Cr White could not confirm the cost of the project, she said council has "the budget for it" in the 2020/21, 22/23 budget and price would be confirmed once the project goes out to tender.

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Third person arrested over Sanctuary Point murder

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A third man has been charged over the murder of Sanctuary Point man David McArthur.

Emergency services were called to a caravan park in Ethel Street, Sanctuary Point, about 8pm on July 25 following reports of a stabbing.

They found 49-year-old Mr McArthur on the floor of his cabin near the doorway, suffering a single stab wound to his chest.

Officers attempted CPR, but Mr McArthur could not be revived and died at the scene.

After detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad took charge of the investigation under Strike Force Frawley, two men were charged over their alleged involvement in the murder and remain before the courts.

Following further inquiries, a 42-year-old man was arrested in Nowra about 7.30am Tuesday.

He was taken to Nowra Police Station and charged with concealing a serious indictable offence.

Police allege the man attended the caravan park with two other men on the night of the alleged murder, and subsequently failed to assist investigators looking into the 49-year-old man’s death.

The Nowra man has been refused bail to appear at Nowra Local Court today.

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Trail bike rider arrested at Sanctuary Point

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A man faces several charges after he was nabbed allegedly riding an unregistered trail bike at Sanctuary Point.

Police caught up with the 23-year-old yesterday on Kerry Street.

He was taken to Nowra Police Station and also found to be unlicensed.

Bail was refused ahead of an appearance in Nowra local court.

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