NRL player Latrell Mitchell at Taree Police Station. Picture: Nathan Edwards
NRL player Latrell Mitchell at Taree Police Station. Picture: Nathan Edwards

Mitchell, Addo-Carr to face court over firearm charge

NRL stars Latrell Mitchell and Josh Addo-Carr have now been formally charged with firearms offences emerging from the now infamous hunting and camping trip on the NSW mid-north coast.

Mitchell attended Taree police station on Tuesday morning, a day after the pair and Newcastle Knights player Tyronne Roberts-Davis were fined $1000 for breaching COVID-19 health restrictions.

The Rabbitohs superstar surrendered his gun licence and three firearms, including the shotgun which Addo-Carr is alleged to have shot in a video uploaded on social media.

A further three firearms were expected to be seized by police in Sydney.

 

Daily Telegraph . NRL player Latrell Mitchell leaves Taree Police Station. Picture: Nathan Edwards
Daily Telegraph . NRL player Latrell Mitchell leaves Taree Police Station. Picture: Nathan Edwards

 

Mitchell's gun licence has been formally suspended and he was issued with a future court attendance notice to face a charge of giving a firearm to a person not authorised by a licence or permit.

The charge carries a maximum term of five years in jail Addo-Carr will face a charge of using an unauthorised firearm.

Both players will appear in Taree Local Court on August 4.

Addo-Carr had been warned twice in 11 days for violating COVID-19 restrictions before he was caught for a third time on a weekend camping trip that has thrown the NRL into crisis.

 

South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL star Latrell Mitchell leaves Taree Police Station after handing in his firearms on Tuesday. Pic Nathan Edwards
South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL star Latrell Mitchell leaves Taree Police Station after handing in his firearms on Tuesday. Pic Nathan Edwards

 

Nathan Cleary became the latest player to be caught up in a social-distancing drama after images on the Penrith halfback emerged with a group of girls.

The NRL are investigating claims Cleary broke social distancing rules on Anzac Day when a group of women visited his western Sydney home.

Commentator Phil Gould, who said Addo-Carr and Mitchell should be suspended for the remainder of the 2020 NRL season, said Cleary should face the same fate.

"No excuse. Serious breach. Granted Nathan says the incident was not planned, which obviously differs from the Josh/Latrell situation, however, players need to be vigilant."

Originally published as Mitchell, Addo-Carr to face court over firearm charge

Latrell Mitchell arriving at Taree Police Station. Picture: Nathan Edwards
Latrell Mitchell arriving at Taree Police Station. Picture: Nathan Edwards


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