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Police are searching for a man and woman after a police car was rammed on the Pacific Highway near Bangalow yesterday.

About 4.30pm (Sunday, September 13), an officer attached to Traffic and Highway Patrol Command stopped a white Toyota Hilux.

The male senior constable spoke with the male driver and was told the heavily-pregnant passenger was having contractions.

While the officer was calling an ambulance, the driver got back into the Hilux and reversed harshly, crashing into the front of Highway Patrol car, before driving off in a northerly direction.

The Senior Constable was not injured.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command conducted extensive patrols, but the vehicle was not located.

Police were later called to Hayters Hill Nature Reserve, where they found the burnt-out Toyota Hilux.

Following further inquiries, detectives were told a nearby house had been broken into and a number of items stolen, including a blue Suzuki van with NSW registration OLM003.

If the vehicle is seen, members of the public are urged not to approach the vehicle or its occupants, instead call 000 (Triple Zero) immediately.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to these incidents to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.


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1 COMMENT

  1. Oh man. I just love hearing of cops getting rammed. This is the best news I’ve had in ages
    This is what happens when a pregnant woman gets harrassed by unjustified unwarranted traffic stops. Police harrassmen of innocent drivers must has consequences

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