Cardiff armed robbery accused Jade Thompson refused bail

By Sam Rigney
Updated January 26 2022 - 5:45am, first published 5:30am
Newcastle courthouse.

A MAN accused of holding up a hotel at Cardiff in the early hours of Tuesday morning has been refused bail in Newcastle Bail Court.



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.