Inquiry underway into Raymond Terrace house fire, Bulahdelah crash


Police are appealing for information as investigations continue into the discovery of a body after a house fire in Raymond Terrace, and a subsequent head-on crash at Bulahdelah on the morning of July 7.

Emergency services were called to a house on Rosemount Drive at Raymond Terrace about 12.30am on Saturday, July 7, after reports of an explosion and a fire.

A body was found inside the house by fire fighters.

Police say the body is yet to be formally identified; however, the 76-year-woman who lives in the home has not been accounted for.

About 1.20am Saturday, July 7, a northbound Nissan X-Trail and a southbound B-double truck collided in the southbound lanes of the Pacific Highway, about five kilometres north of Bulahdelah.

A 69-year-old man driving the Nissan was taken to John Hunter Hospital where he remains under police guard. Police were investigating if the incidents were linked.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.

Tea Gardens

On July 6 the Westpac Rescue Helicopter airlifted a 73-year-old man to John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle following a cycling accident at Tea Gardens.

The man had serious and multiple fractures after he ra nto a stationary vehicle on his pushbike.

The man was in a serious condition.