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Three charged over alleged pursuit near NSW-QLD border

Friday, 19 March 2021 11:30:26 AM

Three people – including two teenagers – have been charged following an alleged cross-border pursuit on the state’s Far North Coast.

About 4pm yesterday (Thursday 18 March 2021), Tweed/Byron Police District officers were notified by Queensland Police (QPOL) that a Mercedes Benz GLC – believed to have been stolen from a Surfers Paradise home earlier that day – was travelling south along the M1 Motorway.

Officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol attempted to intercept the vehicle, however the car failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated.

The Mercedes continued south allegedly reaching speeds of approximately 150km/hr in a sign-posted 100km/hr zone, before road spikes were deployed a short time later.

The vehicle exited the M1 at Kirkwood Road and police terminated the pursuit due to the manner of driving.


With the assistance from QPOL PolAir, officers continued to monitor the vehicle where it allegedly crossed onto the incorrect side of the road, narrowly missing several vehicles.

The Mercedes stopped on Bimbadeen Avenue where Tweed/Byron Proactive Crime Team officers arrested all three occupants, who were taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

Police will allege the driver – a 16-year-old boy – resisted police during the arrest.

A 16-year-old Queensland boy was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, drive conveyance taken without consent of owner, drive whilst unlicensed, two counts of resist officer in execution of duty, receive property stolen outside NSW and never licensed person drive vehicle on road.

A 13-year-old Queensland boy was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner and receive property stolen outside NSW.

Both teenagers were refused bail to appear at a children’s court today (Friday 19 March 2021).

A 23-year-old Worongary man was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, possess/attempt to prescribed restricted substance and receive property stolen outside NSW.

He was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today (Friday 19 March 2021).

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.