Man arrested over assault at Murwillumbah business

A 30-year-old man will face court after allegedly threatening and assaulting a 73-year-old man at a business in Murwillumbah yesterday and leading police on a car chase.

Police say that around 3.30pm yesterday, the older man attended Murwillumbah police station after being threatened and assaulted by a man at a South Murwillumbah business premises, with the man fleeing the scene in a Holden Monaro.

Police spotted the car on the Tweed Valley Way near Murwillumbah around two hours later.

A pursuit was initiated but terminated a short time later due to safety concerns after the vehicle failed to stop.

Just before 8pm, officers located the man and arrested him.

He was charged with assault, intimidation, malicious damage and driving in a manner dangerous. Additional charges are expected.

He was refused bail to appear at Byron Bay Local Court today (Friday).

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