Man charged over Lismore Airport break in

A MAN has been charged over a break in at Lismore Airport late last month.

One man will appear in court and further arrests are expected, police said today.

About 4am Sunday September 27, three males allegedly entered the airport on Bruxner Highway unauthorised, before entering a parked aircraft.

The males then left the scene empty handed.

Aviation authorities detected the incident and contact police on the Monday morning.

No damage was made to the aircraft.

Following inquiries by Richmond Local Area Command police, just after 3pm on Wednesday, a 19-year-old man attended Lismore Police Station, where he was arrested.

He was charged with interference with an aircraft and enter and remain within a prohibited area of an aerodrome, and granted conditional bail to appear at Lismore Local Court on November 23.

Further arrests are expected and police continue to investigate the incident.

The incident is not believed to be terror-related.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.



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