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Firearms and weapons seized at Tahmoor; man faces 23 charges

A man will appear in Campbelltown Court today charged with a raft of firearms, weapons and domestic related offences.

Earlier this week, officers from Camden police area command received information regarding an alleged breach of AVO by a 26-year-old Tahmoor man.

Following inquiries, investigators stopped a vehicle in Tahmoor just before midday yesterday and spoke with the driver – a 26-year-old man – before he was arrested.

A short time later, a Firearms Prohibition Order was executed at a house on Milne Street, where police located a baton, knuckle dusters, fireworks, cannabis, shotgun shells and a sawn off 12-gauge shotgun.

The man was taken to Narellan Police Station where he was charged with;

  • Six counts of breach AVO
  • Five counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV)
  • Two counts of Common assault (DV)
  • Three counts of possessing prohibited weapon
  • Two counts of possessing ammunition without permit
  • Possessing a prohibited drug
  • Possessing explosive (fireworks)
  • Possessing shortened firearm
  • Possessing prohibited firearm
  • Not keep firearm safely.

Police will allege in court the breaches occurred between April and November last year.

The accused has been refused bail to appear before Campbelltown Local Court.

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In a separate incident a man will appear in court today charged with allegedly possessing child abuse material in the Southern Highlands.

In July 2019 detectives attached to The Hume Police District received information regarding a person allegedly accessing child abuse material and commenced an investigation.

Yesterday a search warrant was executed at a house on Viewland Street, Bundanoon, where police located and seized multiple electronic devices and child abuse images, which will undergo forensic examination.

A 49-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Southern Highlands Police Station where he was charged with possessing child abuse material.

He has been refused bail to appear before Moss Vale Local Court.

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