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Police are appealing for public assistance following a pursuit from Casino to Lismore in the early hours of Saturday morning.

About 12.25am, Casino Highway Patrol officers saw a white Ford Fairlane allegedly travelling at high speed towards Lismore on the Bruxner Highway.

Police signalled the vehicle to stop by activating warning devices; however, the driver allegedly ignored the direction and the car failed to stop.

Police allege the vehicle was driven at speeds of up to 170km/h in a 100km/h zone, and the occupants threw items at the police car during the incident.

Police continued following the vehicle into the Lismore; however, upon reaching the 60km/h zone, the pursuit was terminated for safety reasons.

The vehicle was later found dumped in North Lismore, and a search of the area was conducted using the Dog Unit.

Three males, aged 20, 19, and 17, were found nearby and taken to Lismore Police Station to assist with investigations.

Two of the males were later released pending further inquiries, while the 19-year-old was charged with breach of bail.

Investigations are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the pursuit, or three men acting suspiciously in the vicinity of a white Ford Fairlane at North Lismore during the early hours of the morning, to contact Lismore Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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