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Two men will face court after a pursuit in the state’s north yesterday afternoon.

A Holden Commodore station wagon was allegedly stolen from a motel at Byron Bay yesterday afternoon.

Police patrolling the Pacific Highway at Byron Bay recognised the station wagon from a description of the vehicle broadcast over police radio.

When police attempted to stop the vehicle it accelerated away and a pursuit began along the Pacific Highway and through a number of streets in Banora Point and South Tweed Heads.

The vehicle finally stopped in Dry Dock Road where police were preparing to deploy road spikes.

The three passengers were taken into custody without incident and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

An 18-year-old man from Miami, Queensland, was charged with a number of offences including stealing a motor vehicle, so-called Skyes Law (failing to stop in a police pursuit), dangerous driving and assault. He was refused bail and will appear in Tweed Heads Local Court today.

An 18-year-old Tweed Heads man was charged with demanding money with menaces, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and stealing. He was conditionally bailed to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on the May 14.

A 16-year-old Tweed Heads girl was released pending further inquiries.

 


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