Emergency crews responded to a motor vehicle accident on the Namoi River bridge on Tuesday, October 8.

It’s understood the accident occurred when a vehicle heading south allegedly collided with a semi-trailer truck heading north towards town.

Thankfully no one was injured in the accident.

However, a section of the Newell Highway was closed, causing traffic delays while emergency services cleared the scene.

Narrabri Fire and Rescue attended the scene, initially responding to reports that a person was trapped in the vehicle but that wasn’t the case.

The semi-trailer was a chemical truck so Fire and Rescue had to render the scene safe before the waiting traffic was allowed to cross the bridge.


A 23-year old man is facing a reckless grievous bodily harm charge following an incident at a Narrabri pub on Saturday night, October 5.

It’s alleged the incident occurred in the male toilets, where the victim was allegedly confronted by the accused and then allegedly punched in the left cheek and also another three times in the chin.

Police believe the victim stumbled at one point and as he stood up, the accused allegedly punched him to the left side of his cheek again.

The victim suffered a fractured jaw and a fractured cheekbone, he was treated at Narrabri hospital.

The 23-year old man is due to appear in court on November 26


Narrabri Police Acting Inspector Scott Bolton said officers are appealing for information following an alleged break and enter at a café on Maitland Street Narrabri between 2pm on October 7 and 4am on October 8.

Insp. Bolton said it’s believed $3000 was taken from the business .

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000


Narrabri Police are also appealing for information and conducting an investigation after a vehicle was allegedly stolen from Dangar Street, Narrabri  over the long weekend.

The vehicle was found on fire in Gibbons Street, on Sunday October 6.

Acting Insp. Bolton said Narrabri Fire and Rescue attended the scene and found the vehicle alight.

Crews extinguished the fire – the interior was completely burnt out but there was minimal damage to the exterior, according to Acting Insp. Bolton.


Police officers have received a report of graffiti at the new playground facilities in Dangar Park, Wee Waa.

The incident was reported to Police on October 8

“It’s disappointing and pretty ordinary that people would do this to brand new facilities,” said Acting Insp. Bolton.

Acting Insp. Bolton said sections of the play equipment were spray painted green and purple, graffiti including offensive language was found in the male toilets and parts of the fencing had also been removed.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000

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