Peeping Tom reported at Hazelbrook home

A Hazelbrook woman got the fright of her life when she stepped out of the shower late at night and saw a hand and mobile phone coming through the flyscreen window in the bathroom.

The incident happened about 11pm on November 23, and the 18-year-old Hazelbrook resident yelled at the intruder who ran off.

Police examined the scene but could not locate the suspect. Female underwear was also removed from the clothesline during the incident.

The person is described as being a Caucasian male in his early 20s, of stocky build with short, dark hair.

Detective Chief Inspector Dietmar Almer said this was the only reported peep and pry case in the Blue Mountains in two years, and he urged anyone with information to contact Springwood Police on 4751 0299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

“We hope if someone does know [who committed the offence] they come forward. It strikes at the heart of people’s privacy,” Insp Almer said.

Fatality at Bell

A 50-year-old Warringah man died on Sunday morning when his motorcycle left the road near Bell and hit a tree.

He was riding a powerful sports motorcycle and was travelling with a group of 30 friends, when he failed to negotiate a corner at the intersection of Chifley Rd and Bells Line of Road.

Police believe speed may have been a factor.

“This is a timely reminder not just for motorcycle riders but all road users to ensure that they ride or drive to the conditions of the road and follow all road rules,” Insp Almer said.

“This is a particularly sad incident as the rider leaves behind a wife and child whom I have no doubt were expecting him home at some stage later that day.”

Bike accident

A 15-year-old mountain bike rider from Springwood was taken by ambulance to Westmead Children’s Hospital on Monday afternoon with a suspected spinal injury.

Rushed to Westmead: Emergency services near the scene where a Springwood boy fell from his mountain bike on Monday afternoon. Photo: Top Notch Video

Rushed to Westmead: Emergency services near the scene where a Springwood boy fell from his mountain bike on Monday afternoon. Photo: Top Notch Video

He was tackling a jump near Ellison Rd in Springwood when he was catapulted forward over the handlebars, landing on his back.

Insp Almer said the boy had a suspected significant spinal injury but it was not critical.

Snake bite

A trained WIRES volunteer was bitten on the finger by an eastern brown snake while at a reptiles handling refresher course in Faulconbridge on Saturday afternoon. 

Paramedics treated 63-year-old Deborah Mary Martin at the scene before taking her to Nepean Hospital where she was given antivenom.

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