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Man arrested after pursuit in Maitland

Monday, 22 August 2022 05:57:14 PM

A man has been arrested following a pursuit and alleged attempted carjacking in the state’s Hunter Region today.

About 11.30am today (Monday 22 August 2022), police were called to O’Hearn Street, Tenambit, following reports of a brawl.

Officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attended and located a 36-year-old man allegedly armed with a metal pole, who immediately left the location in a white Holden Commodore Statesman.

Police initiated a pursuit, during which the man’s vehicle collided with a caged police vehicle. The pursuit was terminated due to safety concerns.

A short time later, police were called to Melbourne Street, East Maitland, where the man had allegedly attempted to carjack two vehicles while armed with a weapon.

Following inquiries, about 11.50am the man was located in a unit on Newcastle Street, Maitland.

The man was arrested and taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station where he is expected to be charged.

Anyone with information, dashcam or CCTV of this incident are urged to contact Port Stephens-Hunter Police District, or Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.