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May 12, 2021

Couple in court after cop chase in stolen Merc

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Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

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Editorial: The beef about meat

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Father and son win first sailing race

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A Mercedes Benz 230E, similar to the one stolen. File photo

A man will face Tweed Heads court today (Monday July 2) on 11 charges, including: stealing a Mercedes Benz failing to stop for a police pursuit twice, plus carrying illegal weapons and housebreaking equipment.

Just after midnight yesterday (Sunday July 1), officers patrolling the Banora Point area allegedly attempted to stop a Mercedes Benz 230E on Darlington Drive for a random breath test.

The vehicle allegedly failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated; it was later terminated for safety reasons.

The Mercedes was later seen on Sexton Hill Drive and another pursuit was initiated.

That pursuit was also terminated due to safety concerns.

Following inquiries, officers attended a resort on Tweed Coast Road at Cabarita where police allegedly seized a firearm, vehicle keys, cannabis, and ammunition.

A 26-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

The man was charged with 11 offences, including: resisting police; car theft; dangerous driving; driving without a licence; possessing a prohibited drug; plus possessing a prohibited firearm, ammunition, housebreaking equipment and goods suspected of being stolen.

The woman was charged with possessing prohibited weapon.

Both were refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today (Monday July 20).

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