Police chase naked man on highway

POLICE have temporarily blocked the Pacific Highway near Nabiac to detain a naked man running down the side of the road.

It is understood police were called after the man aged in his 20s posed a threat to himself and passing traffic outside the town around 11.30am.

Responding officers were told the man is in an agitated state and it is understood a taser may have been used on the him, but the latest update from police is that he continues to evade officers running across lanes of traffic.

North and south-bound traffic have been stopped at 11.45am so an arrest can be made.



Confusing road name an ‘accident waiting to happen’

Premium Content Confusing road name an ‘accident waiting to happen’

BYRON Shire Council has reconsidered a request to rename a problematic street.

Region’s ‘shining star’ idea to plan natural burial ground

Premium Content Region’s ‘shining star’ idea to plan natural burial ground

COUNCILLORS hope to transform “an unused, unloved piece of land” into something...

How scientists are filtering out toxic algae in water source

Premium Content How scientists are filtering out toxic algae in water source

Blue-green algae alert at a North Coast weir climbs to amber once again but the...