Neighbour yelled 'get out' to family before bulldozer hit

A NEIGHBOUR who helped a family escape from their home south-west of Newcastle moments before a stolen bulldozer tore through the place will be recommended for a bravery award.

The Teralba home was destroyed yesterday when a man allegedly stole a bulldozer from a nearby coal preparation plant and used it to flatten four cars before he ploughed through the property.
 

The 48-year-old man was arrested at the scene and charged with breaching an apprehended violence order and destroying with intent to endanger life.

He also allegedly chased a man who had been sleeping in a shed before destroying the weatherboard cottage.

He is due to face Newcastle Local Court today.

Read more at ABC News

 


FULL STEAM AHEAD: All eyes on 2021 Stanthorpe Show

Premium Content FULL STEAM AHEAD: All eyes on 2021 Stanthorpe Show

Show organisers are gearing up for a welcome return with more rides, new facilities...

Best of Stanthorpe: Nominate the Best Cafe now

Best of Stanthorpe: Nominate the Best Cafe now

Who makes the best coffee or breakfast in Stanthorpe? Nominations are now open to...

Qld on track for restrictions to ease

Premium Content Qld on track for restrictions to ease

Latest case details a day after national hotspot status revoked