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