Man's body found near Evans Lookout

A man's body, believed to be missing Blackheath bushwalker David Bush, was found by police in bushland north of Evans Lookout on Saturday, May 30.

Due to the location, light and weather conditions, Blue Mountains Police Rescue, assisted by a police helicopter, were not able to remove the body until Sunday.

Police, RFS and SES had been searching on land and by air for Mr Bush since May 24. The experienced bushwalker had left the lookout on May 23, telling family he was going for a day walk.

Police believe the 75-year-old fell 150m from the cliff top trail to a cliff ledge, where he was spotted by a police helicopter. Blue Mountains Police Detective Inspector Scott McAlpine said there were no suspicious circumstances and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Arson charges

A Marrangaroo man, formerly of Lawson, has been charged with lighting a fire which destroyed a Wentworth Falls home on January 21, 2019. The total damage bill exceeded $8 million on the Peter Stutchbury designed home on Falls Rd.

The property had been owned by actor Reg Livermore in the past, and had been redesigned by a new owner to a two-storey home featuring many pieces of art.

Police charged a 40 year old with 17 offences, who was in custody for other offences at the time of arrest. He will appear in Katoomba Local Court on July 27.

Blaxland robbery

Three men approached a 20-year-old man walking along the highway at Blaxland about 12.15am on Sunday, demanding cash.

The men took a small amount of cash from the man's wallet, punched him in the mouth and left the area, police allege.

Police are searching for a man of Asian/Caucasian appearance, about 18-20 years old, with short black hair, lean build, wearing a dark cap and a windbreaker jacket, and a Caucasian man, about 18-20 years old with wavy, blonde hair, skinny build, pale complexion with freckles and acne, wearing a t-shirt. Witnesses are urged to contact Springwood Police on 4751 0299.

Knife in public

A 52-year-old Winmalee man has been charged with carrying a knife in public and having custody of an offensive implement in public after he was seen acting erratically at 7.45am in Carramar Avenue on May 5.

"The male was reported to be carrying several implements, including a knife attached to a pole and a heavy antique iron, while walking up and down the street," Det Insp McAlpine said.

The man was refused bail and will be held in remand until June 16.

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