MAN AND WOMAN CHARGED OVER TAMWORTH PURSUIT

A man and a woman have been charged following a police pursuit through Tamworth yesterday.

About 3.20pm on January 13, officers were patrolling Cole Road, Tamworth, where they saw a silver sedan speed away.

The driver allegedly failed to stop as directed by police.

A pursuit was initiated, but was terminated a short time later due to safety concerns.

With assistance from PolAir, the vehicle was found on back roads throughout Tamworth through to Pine Ridge, where the sedan came to a stop due to a flat tyre.

Police started a foot pursuit, and the pair were arrested a short time later.

Officers searched the sedan, finding cash, cannabis, suboxone strips, methylamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

The 30-year-old woman was taken to Tamworth Police Station and charged with an outstanding arrest warrant for a traffic-related offence.

She was given conditional bail to appear at Tamworth Local Court on January 24.

The driver, a 30-year-old man, was taken to Quirindi Police Station for mandatory testing before being taken to Tamworth Police Station.

He was charged with several offences including drug supply and driving while disqualified.

The man was refused bail at Tamworth Local Court to re-appear on January 17.