Man arrested following pursuit - South Tamworth

Wednesday, 22 December 2021 01:49:43 PM

A man has been arrested following a pursuit through South Tamworth today.

About 11.20am (Wednesday 22 December 2021), officers attached to Oxley Police District attempted to stop a silver Holden Barina sedan on Thompson Crescent.

The driver allegedly failed to stop, and a pursuit ensued throughout South Tamworth.

A short time later, the vehicle was seen to drive into the carpark of a unit block on Petra Avenue, before hitting a fence and coming to a stop.

The driver – a 20-year-old man – and his female passenger were arrested at the scene and taken to Tamworth Police Station.

The woman was released a short time later, while the man remains in custody as inquiries continue.

No one was injured during the incident.

Anyone who may have witnessed the pursuit, or has dash-cam footage, is urged to come forward and contact Tamworth Police Station on (02) 6768 2999 or Crime Stoppers.

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.