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NSW Police say a man has been charged following a pursuit yesterday.

At about 10am on Thursday 29 September, officers from Tweed/Byron Police District attended Pat Smith Park in Dulguigan, after reports a motorcycle had been stolen.

Upon arrival, two males fled the scene, one on a motorcycle and the other in an Isuzu utility. The utility failed to stop for police and a pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit ended on Limpton Road, Tyalgum, about 11am, when the vehicle left the road and crashed through a fence on a rural property, getting stuck in deep mud.

The driver attempted to flee the scene and was arrested by police a short time later. During the arrest, he allegedly bit the arm of a male sergeant, which caused a laceration.

Subsequent checks on the vehicle revealed it had been stolen from Queensland.

The 31-year-old man was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station and charged with an outstanding warrant for a traffic offence, and was additionally charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, custody of knife in public place, two counts of possess prescribed restricted substance, receive property stolen outside NSW, possess housebreaking implements and assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm.

He was refused bail to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court this morning (Friday 30 September).

Inquiries continue.

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