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Man charged after firearms, ammunition seized - Bathurst

Monday, 09 January 2023 01:44:45 PM

A man has been charged after police seized firearms and ammunition from a home in Bathurst.

About 10.30pm yesterday (Sunday 8 January 2023), officers attached to Chifley Police District attended a home on Rocket Street, West Bathurst, after receiving reports of alleged threats of violence.

When police searched the house two firearms and ammunition were allegedly found in the ceiling. These were seized for further examination.

An additional search was conducted on a vehicle with police seizing more ammunition.

A 34-year-old man was arrested and taken to Bathurst Police Station where he was charged with two counts of possess shortened firearm without authority, two counts of not keep firearm safely, possess ammunition without holding licence, and acquire firearm (no licence).

He was refused bail to appear before Bathurst Local Court today (Monday 9 January 2023).

Investigations are ongoing.