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Four teens charged following pursuit - Newcastle

Wednesday, 22 May 2024 02:00:01 PM

Four teenagers have been charged over alleged driving and property offences following a pursuit near Newcastle earlier this week.

On the night of Monday 20 May 2024, police from Newcastle City Police District were told that a Hyundai Kona was stolen from a Wallsend address.

About 2am on Tuesday 21 May 2024, police were called to the Fletcher and Maryland areas following reports of several alleged break and enter attempts where the Hyundai Kona was sighted.

A short time later, police attempted to stop the vehicle on Griffiths Road, Lambton.

When the vehicle allegedly failed to stop as directed, a pursuit was initiated continuing through Jesmond to Elermore Vale, where the pursuit was terminated.

A short time later, the vehicle was located abandoned on Ring Road, Callaghan, where a number of persons were seen running from the vehicle towards the Newcastle Inner City Bypass.

Following inquiries, four males - three aged 16, and one aged 18 - were arrested in Shortland before being taken to Waratah Police Station.

A 16-year-old boy was charged with aggravated break and enter with intent to commit serious indictable offence, face blackened/disguised with intent to commit serious indictable offence, be carried in conveyance without consent of owner, and breach of bail.

A second 16-year-old boy was charged with aggravated break and enter with intent to commit serious indictable offence, face blackened/disguised with intent to commit serious indictable offence, and be carried in conveyance without consent of owner.

Both appeared before a children’s court yesterday (Tuesday 21 May 2024) where they were formally refused bail to appear before the same court on Monday 27 May 2024.

A third 16-year-old boy was charged with affray, and be carried in conveyance without consent of owner.

He appeared before a children’s court yesterday (Tuesday 21 May 2024) where he was granted strict condition bail to appear before the same court on Tuesday 11 June 2024.

The 18-year-old man was charged with be carried in conveyance without consent of owner.

He was refused bail to appear before Newcastle Local Court today (Wednesday 22 May 2024).