News

Bail on ‘not guilty' plea

THE MAN charged following an attempted armed hold-up at a Tweed Heads South McDonald's has pleaded not guilty.

Mathew Davis, 22, appeared in Tweed Heads Local Court on Tuesday and was granted strict conditional bail.

Police reports state a man, armed with an iron bar, walked to the drive-through serving window in the early hours of Sunday morning and demanded money from the attendant before leaving along Minjungbal Dr when staff refused his demands.

Passing highway patrol officers arrested Davis after staff called police.

They found a socket spanner and knife on him when he was searched.

Davis' defence solicitor said Davis denied the allegations and said that he had been fishing across the road.

He said Davis was in possession of the knife and spanner for fishing only and that he had gone across the road to get a burger before being arrested.

The court heard he was heavily intoxicated at the time and had left the remainder of his fishing gear on the bank.

Magistrate Michael Dakin granted bail provided Davis reports daily to police, does not go to the McDonald's store and surrenders $1000 in surety.

An acceptable person must also post $1000 in surety.

Davis's defence lawyer said it was unlikely he would be able to find an acceptable person to post surety as his sister was his only relative in the country and they had recently had a falling out.

The matter was adjourned until July 23.

Topics:  bail court crime not guilty plea tweed



Forgotten villages drum up support for flood damage

ALL RUINED: The Tweed floods' devastating impact on personal property was evident as items piled up on Hunter St, Burringbar.

Aid needed for Burringbar and Mooball.

High tea rewards the hard work of the VRA

TEA TIME: Pam Zions, Mary Wiseman, Judith Grant, Lynda Morrfield and Mary Collie raising funds.

Join the fundraiser for the Volunteer Rescue Association.

Tweed schools come together after flood disaster

SCHOOL FRIENDS: Saba , Kiesha , Hunter and Zac  are looking forward to sharing the Burringbar  Public School playground together while Crabbes  Creek Public School is under repairs for flood damage.

Burringbar Public School welcomes Crabbes Creek students

Local Partners

Secret recordings to be heard in celebrity AVO case

ANTHONY Bell has tried to have secret phone recordings of a fight between himself and estranged wife Kelly Landry excluded from their high-profile AVO hearing.

Bruno Mars brings his 24K Magic tour to Australia

Singer Bruno Mars will be coming to Australia in 2018.

But fans are going to have to wait until 2018 for the pop superstar

Most ridiculous thing about the MKR finale

High fives if you managed to watch the MKR finale right through to the end.

“COME on, just tell us who won already!”

Godfather cast reunites at Tribeca

Coppola and the cast of "The Godfather" reunited for one evening and a double feature at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the film's 45th anniversary. The Tribeca Film Festival closed out its 16th edition Saturday, April 29, 2017, with a grand double feature of "The Godfather," parts one and two.

It was an offer The Godfather cast couldn’t refuse

Val Kilmer confirms cancer battle

Val Kilmer, left, and his son Jack attend a basketball game in Los Angeles in 2014.

Batman actor Val Kilmer tells Reddit Q&A he had cancer.

Groomed by her teacher: Mary-Rose MacColl's sexual abuse

Mary-Rose MacColl’s extraordinary new book ­rewrites the misery memoir.

Mary-Rose MacColl’s new book ­rewrites the misery memoir

American Gods a dream role for Ricky Whittle

Ricky Whittle in a scene from the TV series American Gods.

THE 100 star talks mythology and working with Ian McShane.

Affordable rentals out of reach for North Coast residents

Rental affordability hits new crisis levels

Falling rents could spell doom for housing prices

What if I told you housing in Australia was getting cheaper?

Grand historic farming estate in Mullumbimby

37 Myocum Rd, Mullumbimby

Check out this week's feature property.

Couple gets rich renovating run-down city homes

RENO RADICALS: Baden and Nelson Marino-Hall have turned three Toowoomba homes around for profit, saying the Garden City was a haven for renovators like themselves.

The couple has already turned around three homes

Townhouse pitch raises questions over 'high density'

BIG PLANS: Residents have a chance to offer their opinion on plans to build 42 townhouses at Raceview.

Developer plans 42 townhouses for Ipswich suburb

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!