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Five people have been charged after a gun was found in a stolen car following a police pursuit at Tweed Heads South on Tuesday morning (December 16).

About 2am police received reports about a car being driven in a dangerous manner through the Tweed Heads area.

Despite patrols of the area police were unable to locate the vehicle.

About 4am, police were patrolling Minjungbal Drive when they were flagged down by a woman who reported her red Holden Commodore had been stolen.

Police sighted the Holden Commodore in Heffron Street and after the driver refused to stop began a pursuit.

Police chased the car through a number of streets before it crashed through wooden barriers into Arkinstall Park.

A 34-year-old man ran from the car and was allegedly seen throwing away a 9mm Beretta pistol. He was chased on foot and arrested by police.

A man and woman, aged 19, also jumped from the car and were arrested with the man allegedly being found in possession of cannabis.

Further police, including officers from Queensland, attended the scene and another 19-year-old man who was also a passenger in the vehicle was arrested.

Police attempted to arrest a 16-year-old boy, who was driving the car, when he allegedly resisted arrested and had to be subdued with the use of capsicum spray.

All five were taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

The 16-year-old submitted to breath test and returned allegedly returned a reading of 0.132.

He was charged with police pursuit-not stop-drive dangerously (Skye’s Law), take and drive conveyance, drive with mid-range PCA and being an unlicensed driver.

The boy was refused bail and appeared in a children’s court where he was granted conditional bail to re-appear on Monday 9 February 2015.

The 34-year-old man was charged with possess pistol, not keep pistol safe, be carried in conveyance and an outstanding warrant.

He was refused bail and appeared in Tweed Heads Local Court where he was remanded in custody to reappear on Tuesday 17 February 2015.

A 19-year-old man was charged with being carried in conveyance and resist arrest. He was granted conditional bail to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on Tuesday 17 February 2015.

The other 19-year-old man was issued a court attendance notice for being carried in conveyance and possess prohibited drug and the 19-year-old woman was issued a court attendance notice for being carried in conveyance.

They will appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday January 12.

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