NSW Police

Police to investigate allegations against Rabbitohs, Sam Burgess

It comes after a story in The Australian claiming the club covered up alleged domestic violence and drug use by Burgess and that a senior club staffer facilitated the coverup.

Burgess has denied the allegations and South Sydney has been contacted for comment.

In a statement, a NSW police spokesperson said: "On Wednesday 30th September officers from the Hume Police District received a report outlining various allegations relating to the conduct of a 31-year-old man.

Boy aged 12 drives himself 1,300km across Australia

The boy was pulled over in Broken Hill in the New South Wales outback on Saturday after a patrol noticed the car's bumper dragging on the ground.

Police said the boy had been attempting to drive 4,000km from Kendall in NSW to Perth, Western Australia.

He was arrested and taken to Broken Hill police station.

His parents, who had reported him missing, picked him up on Sunday.

"He'd taken the family car," Det Insp Kim Fehon told the Australian Associated Press.