News

Prisoner's spit earns extra time

A PRISONER who spat blood at a Correctional Services officer in Grafton jail has been jailed for a further six months.

Damien Mathew Sykes, 28, of Grafton pleaded guilty to the offence which occurred at 8pm on May 4 when an officer was attempting to move him to another cell.

"I'm f---ing telling you I'm not moving," he told the guard.

Police allege Sykes either bit his tongue or cheek and spat blood onto the officer's face and upper chest.

The prison guard called for assistance and Sykes was wrestled to the floor before being medically treated.

Sykes has a criminal history of assault (Wagga Wagga District Court, 2007) and reckless wounding (Bathurst District Court , 2008) and has served jail sentences for both these offences.

Topics:  blood grafton jail spit



7 things you might be surprised to find to buy swap and sell

Hong Kong as it once was on photographic slides.

Some of the things you can buy right now in the Facebook group

Women show solidarity in Yamba

MARCHERS: From Left to Right back row: Dusk Saffigna, Michelle King, Priscilla and Luna Motta, Athena Batcheldor, Susan Howland, Jo Southorn, Debbie Strachan, Nicki HolmesFrom Left to Right front row: Monika McCartin, Ilma Hynson, Eshana Bragg, Dimity Davis, AriSaffina, and Kiya Saffigna

March in support of Women's Marchs across the world held yesterday

Take care around intersection upgrades

Night work for next six weeks

Local Partners

Lifeguards commended after rescuing eight at Pippi

Lifeguards Harry Fahey and Mikey Gilliman talk about their 'textbook rescue' of eight swimmers while on patrol at Pippi Beach


Festival director joins stars at Sundance

ACTION: Wendy Gibbs, director of the Bent Bridge Film Festival, before heading off to the Sundance Film Festival in the US.

Rubbing shoulders with celebrities at film festival

5 things to do this weekend

Lower Clarence Relay for Life Swim

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of show

The famed Puppetry of the Penis is coming to the Sunshine Coast for shows in Noosa and Caloundra.

WARNING: This interview contains adult themes and traces of nuts

Ozzy Osbourne fell asleep during his driving test

Not a good idea to give Ozzy a Ferrari

Kristen Stewart to host SNL

Kristen Stewart will host a pre-Super Bowl episode of SNL next month

Louis Tomlinson celebrated his son's first birthday

Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth celebrate son's first birthday

Kylie Minogue will take husband's name

Kylie Minogue will take her fiancé Joshua Sasse's surname

Nicole reveals her biggest parenting challenges

Actress Nicole Kidman.

Nicole Kidman says her kids are ‘deeply attuned' to her moods.

Suicide Squad director reveals his regrets about the film

Margot Robbie in a scene from the movie Suicide Squad.

DIRECTOR of superhero flick on what he’d change about ‘flawed’ film.

Why investors are flocking to Moranbah

Moranbah homes are selling like hotcakes, creating a supply problem

Investors are scrambling to get into the market

Positive signs for Clarence Valley property market

Yamba had the most expensive units and houses over the year to October.

Yamba houses sell for median of $500,000 each

Age no barrier to buying your first home

Older first home buyers are an increasing segment of the housing market.

Older buyers are a growing segment of the first home buyer market

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

Rates safe from land value hike

DRIVING GROWTH: The Pacific Highway upgrade has been linked to improved land values.

Figures up in latest valuer-general report

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!