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Police draw guns to end pursuit

Police arrested three people at gun point after a pursuit north of Kempsey.
Police arrested three people at gun point after a pursuit north of Kempsey.

THREE people were arrested at gunpoint near Frederickton after a dramatic pursuit in a stolen car.

Dog squad police began following a blue 2007-model Audi sedan on the Pacific Highway near Macksville on Monday about 11.30pm.

A check of the vehicle's registration found the car had been reported stolen from Bowen Hills in Queensland on Tuesday, May 1st.

The Audi was followed south for about 30 kilometres when officers activated their lights and sirens.

Police allege the car sped away and reached speeds of up to 140km/h in an 80km/h zone.

Road spikes were used and deflated all four tyres, but the sedan continued through the back streets of Frederickton and turned into a dead end where it struck a parked Daihatsu four-wheel-drive.

Two men and a woman were arrested at gunpoint, police said.

Police allege a backpack was found in the car containing two loaded .22 calibre sawn-off firearms and more than 200 rounds of ammunition.

The three, all from Queensland, were taken to Kempsey Police Station and charged.

The male driver, 19, from Lawnton was charged with take and drive conveyance, police pursuit - not stop - drive dangerously (Skye's law), possess unauthorised firearm, possess shortened firearm, possess ammunition and receiving stolen property.

A woman, 28, from Ferny Hills and a man, 20, from Geebung were charged with being carried in conveyance taken without consent.

All three appeared in Kempsey Local Court today.

Topics:  nsw police pacific highway pursuit stolen vehicle



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