BREAKING NEWS: NSW Counter Terrorism Team search home near Coffs Harbour and Maclean

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17 March 2019

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The NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team has executed search warrants on the Coffs Coast and Clarence Valley in support of the New Zealand Police investigation into Friday’s terrorist attack in Christchurch.

Around 8:30 on Monday morning, officers from the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team executed a search warrant at a home in Sandy Beach, near Coffs Harbour.

A short time later, a second search warrant was executed at another home in Lawrence, near Maclean.

The primary aim of the activity is to formally obtain material that may assist New Zealand Police in their ongoing investigation.

The family of the Australian man arrested in Christchurch continues to assist police with their inquiries.

The community can be assured that there is no information to suggest a current or impending threat related to this search warrants.

The NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team comprises representatives from the Australian Federal Police, NSW Police Force, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and the NSW Crime Commission.

No further detail regarding this matter can be provided by the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team.

Anyone with information should come forward, no matter how small or insignificant you may think that information may be.

The National Security Hotline is 1800 123 400.

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