Woman charged following unauthorised protest – Hunter Valley

A woman has been charged following an unauthorised protest in the Hunter Valley earlier today.

About 4:20pm (Tuesday 25 June 2024), officers from Hunter Valley Police District received notification that a number of people had entered the rail corridor off the New England Highway at Hermitage Road, Belford.

Officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District attended the site and arrested a 64-year-old woman.

She was taken to Singleton Police Station and charged with enter inclosed lands serious safety risk, cause obstruction to railway locomotive and enter inclosed land without lawful excuse.

She was refused bail to appear before Newcastle Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 26 June 2024).

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