Lake Macquarie foster mother charged with assault

A WOMAN was due to appear in Belmont court as The Star went to print, charged with assaulting three young children, having a gun in her house and drug possession.

The 47-year-old Lake Macquarie foster mother had two boys, aged six and seven, and a five-year-old girl in her care, and police said the children had bruising on various parts of their bodies.

The children have received medical aid and are in the care of Family and Community Services.