Two men in court following alleged water police pursuit - Mid North Coast PD

Sunday, 15 January 2023 11:28:54 AM

Police have charged two men, including one wanted on outstanding warrants, following a water pursuit on the state’s Mid North Coast.

About 10am yesterday (Saturday 14 January 2023), officers from Mid North Coast Police District received information regarding the location of a wanted man.

Local police, with assistance from the Marine Area Command, the Dog Unit and Traffic and Highway Patrol, attended Gumma Reserve and commenced a search of the location.

A short time later, two men were seen exiting bushland nearby and entering a boat near Warrell Point.

The boat was pursed by the Marine Area Command after it failed to stop when directed, before the men abandoned it on a riverbank west of Macksville, where they fled on foot.

Following a short foot pursuit, two men, aged 29 and 27, were arrested in a nearby farm paddock in Wilson Road and both were taken to Macksville Police Station.

The 29-year-old man was charged with four outstanding warrants relating to traffic and further domestic violence-related offences.

The 27-year-old man was charged with hinder police in the execution of their duty, breach of bail, operate as master of vessel without a licence, not carry specified safety equipment, master operate unregistered vessel, and operate vessel - not display registration number.

Both men were refused bail to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court today (Sunday 15 January 2023).

Investigations are continuing.