Teenager allegedly threatened with a chainsaw

THREE people are facing court after allegedly threatening a teenager with a chainsaw in Grafton on Friday.

About 12.10pm, police were called to a house on Bent Street after reports of a dispute between a number of people.

Police were told two girls, aged 16 and 17, were at the house when a 17-year-old boy returned home. It is alleged he armed himself with a knife and threatened the younger girl.

She ran from the house.

A 44-year-old woman who was waiting nearby allegedly removed a chainsaw from her car boot and attempted to start it without success.

A short time later, 38-year-old man arrived and allegedly armed himself with the chainsaw and a length of pipe.

Both the man and woman began banging on the door allegedly threatening the 17-year-old boy.

Police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command arrested the man and he was taken to Grafton Police Station.

He was charged with being armed with intent commit indictable offence (two counts), stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm (two counts), behave in offensive manner in/near public place, and affray.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear before Grafton Local Court on Monday, July 20.

The woman attended Grafton Police Station where she was arrested.

She was charged with stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm, offensive behaviour, and affray.

The woman was granted conditional bail to appear before Grafton Local Court also on Monday, July 20.

The 17-year-old boy attended Grafton Police Station where he was arrested.

He was charged with armed with intent, stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm (two counts).

The teen was granted conditional bail to appear before a children's court on Monday, July 20.