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Charges laid after North Lambton assault, car theft

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A man has been charged following an investigation into an alleged assault and stolen car at North Lambton earlier this week.

Police were called to a home on Acacia Avenue about 11am on Wednesday 16 August.

It’s understood the resident informed officers he had confronted a male in the premises before the intruder assaulted him and stole his car.

The 65-year-old was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics for a laceration to his arm.

A short time later, officers from Newcastle City Police District located the car abandoned on Mayo Street, Jesmond.

They canvassed the area with assistance from PolAir and the Dog Unit.

But, the male was unable to be located.

Following extensive inquiries and a public appeal, a 36-year-old man was arrested at Waratah about 12.40pm on Thursday 17 August.

He was taken to Waratah Police Station and charged with armed with intent, aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence, aggravated assault with intent to take motor vehicle, and steal motor vehicle.

The man was refused bail to attend Newcastle Local Court on Friday 18 August.

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