Man charged with firearms offences in Launceston CBD


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A Kayena man has been charged with multiple firearms offences following an arrest in the Launceston CBD in the early hours of Sunday morning. Police earlier responded to reports of an alleged family violence incident, which lead them to Launceston. The man was arrested at the rear of a licensed premises on York Street before 2am, allegedly in possession of a firearm which was wrapped up and had not been used, according to Inspector Michael Johnston. READ MORE: Two die in two-vehicle crash on Bass Highway The man was charged with possession of ammunition, handling a firearm while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, common assault and breach of a family violence order. He will appear in the Launceston Magistrates’ Court on Sunday evening. Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content:



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