Man charged with assault and intimidation in Murwillumbah

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A MAN will face court today after allegedly threatening and assaulting an elderly man at South Murwillumbah.

About 3.30pm yesterday (Thursday, November 24), a 73-year-old man attended Murwillumbah Police Station after being threatened and assaulted by a man at a business in South Murwillumbah, with the man fleeing the scene in a Holden Monaro.

Following inquiries, Police attached to Tweed/Byron Local Area Command, located the vehicle on Tweed Valley Way, Murwillumbah about 5.40pm.

A pursuit took place but was called off a short time later due to safety concerns with the vehicle failing to stop.

Just before 8pm, officers located a 30-year-old man who was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

The man was charged with assault, intimidation, malicious damage and drive in a manner dangerous. Additional charges are expected.

He was refused bail to appear at Byron Bay Local Court today (Friday 25 November 2016).