Murrurundi mask madness: man in court over alleged assault after face mask refusal

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By Sam Rigney
Updated November 17 2021 - 9:53pm, first published 9:00pm
Murrurundi mask madness: man in court over alleged assault after face mask refusal

A MAN accused of assaulting an Upper Hunter supermarket worker and attempting to drag him out of the store after he was offered a face mask has appeared in court for the first time.

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Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.

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