1. Queensland mum charged with child stealing after children found four years since going missing.
A Queensland woman has been charged with child stealing after her two children were found in regional NSW, four years after going missing.
The twin daughters, from Townsville, were aged seven when they were allegedly abducted by their mother in April 2014, before being found in hiding in Taree on Friday morning.
The 46-year-old woman is being extradited to Queensland on Saturday, police say, and is set to face Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday, May 7, on two counts of child stealing.
She appeared in Taree Local Court on Friday where an extradition to Queensland was approved.
The children were recovered after after an extensive joint investigation by Australian Federal Police and their Queensland counterparts.
Their father had mounted an ongoing media campaign to try to locate them.
Police said in 2014 that they did not fear for the safety of the children in the care of their mother.
2. North Queensland Cowboys’ Scott Bolton charged with indecent assault.
North Queensland prop Scott Bolton has been charged with indecent assault following an alleged incident in Bondi on Saturday night.
NSW Police confirmed a 30-year-old Queensland man had been charged with assault with an act of indecency and granted conditional bail.
Bolton will appear in Waverley Local Court on June 19.
The NRL confirmed the integrity unit had been made aware of the alleged incident.
The club said they were cooperating with police however did not make comment on Bolton's immediate playing future or whether he would be stood down.