Duo awaits sentence over assault

A MAN and a woman are to appear in court for sentencing for an armed home invasion, in which a three-year-old toddler was allegedly pushed over after his mother had been assaulted.

Candy May Lynwood and Bruce Gordon Kershaw were refused bail this week ahead of sentencing in the Coffs Harbour District Court on September 13.

Kershaw has also been charged with a string of drug and weapons charges following a raid on his Coramba property.

Police allege the couple entered a home in the Wongala Estate at Park Beach armed with a knife on September 20 last year.

Lynwood allegedly assaulted the female occupant about 8.40am before pushing the toddler to the ground as he went to his mother’s aid.

Kershaw meanwhile has been charged with wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Police will allege two days after the Park Beach incident, investigations led officers to Kershaw’s Eastbank Road property.

A search warrant was executed and police allegedly found 577 cannabis plants growing on the property, 493 grams of cannabis seeds along with a stash of illegal weapons, including a trench knife, mace, unregistered firearms and ammunition and a set of outlawed kung fu nunchaku.

He is facing additional charges of cultivating and possessing prohibited drugs, aggravated enter a dwelling with intent and possessing a weapon without a permit.

Lynwood, meanwhile, is facing six charges of aggravated enter a dwelling whilst armed intent, wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, common assault, using intimidation and violence to unlawfully influence a person and driving whilst disqualified.



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