Stolen guns, burnt out tractors and armed robbery; pair accused of terrorising farmers in rural crime spree

By Sam Rigney
February 21 2022 - 8:00pm

TWO young men who police allege terrorised farmers and remote property owners in the Upper Hunter for five months have been arrested and refused bail.



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.