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Man charged after allegedly hosting gatherings in breach of Public Health Order - Shortland

Tuesday, 17 August 2021 11:21:09 AM

Officers from Newcastle City Police District have served a 22-year-old man with a Future Court Attendance Notice for breaching the current Public Health Order.

Police will allege the man hosted a number of large gatherings at a home on Sandgate Road, Shortland, on three separate nights from Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 July 2021.

He is due to face Newcastle Local Court on Tuesday 28 September 2021.

Two women, aged 21 and 20, have previously been issued Future Court Attendance Notices for attending the gatherings; they remain before the courts.

All three people have since tested positive to COVID-19 and are now isolating.

A further three people – two men aged 21 and 26, and a 20-year-old woman – were issued with $1000 Penalty Infringement Notices for attending the gatherings as police continue their inquiries to identify further guests.

Anyone who has information regarding individuals or businesses in contravention of a COVID-19-related ministerial direction is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.