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Five charged following police operation - Port Macquarie

Wednesday, 22 May 2024 05:08:22 PM

Five teenagers have been charged following a police operation on the Mid North Coast earlier today.

About 6am (Wednesday 22 May 2024), officers attached to Mid North Coast Police District and Highway Patrol sighted a black Range Rover – reportedly stolen - allegedly travelling at high speed on the Pacific Highway, Moorland, about 20km north of Taree.

Road spikes were deployed on the Pacific Highway at Herons Creek - about 25km south of Port Macquarie - before the vehicle crashed into a barrier.

Four boys - aged between 15 and 17 - were taken to Port Macquarie Police Station.

A fifth boy, aged 17, was arrested and taken to Port Macquarie Hospital for treatment of minor injuries sustained during the crash.

The 15-year-old boy and one of the 16-year-olds were charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, and possess prohibited drug.

The other 16-year-old boy was charged with take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, and breach of bail.

A 17-year-old boy was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

All four were refused bail to appear before a children’s court tomorrow (23 May 2024).

The injured 17-year-old boy was charged with two counts of be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, attempt aggravated assault with intent to take/drive motor vehicle, and breach of bail.

He appeared before a children's court today (Wednesday 22 May 2024) where he was formally refused bail to appear before the same court on Thursday 6 June 2024.