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Police Make Arrests in Connection to Jesmond Shopping Centre Intimidation

News Update: Jesmond Intimidation Incident Results in Charges

Two individuals have been charged following an intensive investigation into an alarming incident in Jesmond. On Friday, March 29th, 2024, between 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm, two males, riding a yellow Suzuki dirt bike, one brandishing a baseball bat, instilled fear among the public in and around the Jesmond Shopping Centre.

In a swift response, today, April 11th, 2024, at approximately 6:15 am, police executed search warrants at residences in Wallsend and Fletcher, leading to significant developments in the case.

An 18-year-old male faces charges including affray, intimidation, and armed intent to commit an indictable offense. Additionally, a 16-year-old male has been charged with affray and intimidation in connection to the Jesmond incident. Notably, the 16-year-old faces further charges relating to separate incidents in Rankin Park in June 2023 and Warabrook in January 2024.

Both individuals have been denied bail and are set to appear in court today.

Authorities urge anyone with pertinent information to reach out to the Waratah Police or Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000 or via the website All information provided will be handled with strict confidentiality. It’s important to refrain from reporting information through NSW Police social media platforms. Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.

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