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Man, 80, accused of DV firearm incident

AAP logoAAP 22/10/2016

An 80-year-old man has allegedly discharged a firearm during a domestic-related incident in the NSW Hunter region.

A 71-year-old woman was at the home at Hilldale, 30km north of Maitland, when the gun was used on Friday, police say.

The elderly man was charged with fire firearm in a manner likely to injure persons, possess unregistered firearm and common assault after a rifle was found on the property.

He had been listed to appear in court on Saturday.

National domestic violence helpline: 1800 737 732 or 1800RESPECT. In an emergency call triple-zero.

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