Newcastle man allegedly strips, binds, gags and stabs niece

A NEWCASTLE man allegedly stripped his niece naked, bound and gagged her before stabbing her and dumping her body in a blowhole.

University student Mengmei (Michelle) Leng's body was found in the Snapper Point blowhole on Sunday, April 24.

NSW detectives have revealed further details of 25-year-old Ms Leng's death after laying 27 more charges yesterday against her uncle, Derek Barrett, 27.

The ABC reported that as well as murder, Mr Barrett had been charged with detaining for advantage, multiple counts of committing an act of indecency, and filming private parts without consent.

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Axemen start season with bang in 9s

The Hoey Moey Tooheys Coffs Coast 9s final at Geoff King Motors Park was played between Group 2 rivals the Coffs Harbour Comets and the Orara Valley Axemen who won 12-10. Nines rugby league 17 February 2018 Photo: Brad Greenshields/Coffs Coast Advocate

Promised improvement more than just empty words after Coffs Coast 9s

REVEALED: Rental numbers rise at the start of the year

RENTAL RISE: The number of residential rentals available in Coffs Harbour rose marginally since the end of 2017.

Coffs records marginal rise in number of rentals

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