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Teen charged with assault of toddlers

AN 18-year-old man has been charged with two counts of common assault involving two toddlers at Mona Park in Auburn on Saturday afternoon.

Police were contacted after the teenager allegedly held the hand of a three-year-old child for a short period of time, before then picking up a two-year-old child from a see-saw.
He allegedly put the child back down on the see-saw when confronted by the parent and then left the park.
Officers spoke with the mother of the children and other witnesses before arresting the man a short distance away and subsequently charging him.

Two die in six-car crash
AN Auburn man was one of several people to escape serious injury after being caught in a six-vehicle crash at West Wollongong which claimed two lives on Friday afternoon.
Police have charged a 65-year-old Lansdowne man with two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death, drive in a manner dangerous and negligent driving occasioning death following the crash on the M1 Princes Motorway at 2.10pm.
It’s believed that a silver Ford Territory travelling south of the motorway and a Mack Truck with a dog trailer attached collided, with four more vehicles – a Mitsubishi Pajero, an Isuzu rigid truck, a Honda Odyssey and a Toyota Prado – also impacted.
Flames engulfed both the Pajero and the Isuzu, with the driver and passenger of the Mitsubishi trapped in their vehicle and dying at the scene.
The 47-year-old Izusu driver from Cordeaux Heights managed to free himself before his vehicle caught alight and was uninjured, as were the occupants of the Honda driven by a 30-year-old man from Auburn, the 42-year-old woman driving the Mack truck and the 51-year-old woman driving the Prado.
Officers from the Southern Region Crash Investigation Unit (CIU) are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash, with five drivers taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.