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Three charged following cross-border pursuit

A man and two teenage boys will appear in court today charged with traffic and property offences following an alleged cross-border pursuit in the state’s north yesterday.

About 12.20pm (Thursday 9 February 2023), officers attached to Tweed-Bryon Police District commenced a pursuit of a stolen Mercedes SUV after it crossed the border from Queensland and allegedly failed to stop when directed to by police.

Road spikes were deployed at the Cudgen Road Tunnel, near Tweed Valley Way, before the vehicle stopped on the M1 Motorway at Cudgera Creek.

Three males from Queensland – aged 28, 17 and 16 – were arrested at the scene and several items were seized from the vehicle including two swords, a knife, tomahawk, cannabis, and cash.

They were taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where the 17-year-old driver was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, drive motor vehicle while licence suspended, two counts of receive property stolen outside NSW and possess prohibited drug.

The 16-year-old passenger was charged with receive property stolen outside NSW, use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, and travel in/on part of vehicle not for passengers/goods.

The 28-year-old passenger was charged with two counts of receive property stolen outside NSW.

All three were refused bail, with the teenagers to appear before a children’s court and the man to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court today (Friday 10 February 2023).

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