NSW Police Force

07/10/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/09/2024 18:00

Woman charged following unauthorised protest - Newcastle


Woman charged following unauthorised protest - Newcastle

Wednesday, 10 July 2024 09:44:55 AM

A woman will face court following an unauthorised protest near Newcastle.

Just after 8pm yesterday (Tuesday 9 July 2024), police were called to a railway line in Sandgate, following reports a person was causing obstruction to trains.

Officers attached to Newcastle City Police District, with assistance from Police Rescue, attended the scene and arrested a 26-year-old Lismore woman.

She was taken to Newcastle Police Station where she was charged with cause obstruction to railway locomotive or rolling stock, enter inclosed non-agricultural lands serious safety risk, and hinder or resist police officer in the execution of duty.

She was refused bail to appear before Newcastle Local Court today (Wednesday 10 July 2024).