Man Charged over Newcastle Pursuit

A 24-year-old Weston man who allegedly stole a trail bike before leading Police on a pursuit overnight has been charged.

A number of police cars chased the bike at high-speed through Waratah and Lambton after it was spotted around 12:30am.

The pursuit ended when the rider attempted to get around a police car and clipped it.

Officers found a replica pistol in the man’s bag and also discovered he’s been on conditional bail with a suspended licence.

He was charged with six offences and will front Newcastle Local Court today.



Images: Newcastle City Police District