A teenager has been charged as a critical incident investigation continues after a second teenager was seriously injured following a pursuit with police at Glebe overnight.
About 1.40am (Thursday 14 January 2021), officers from Leichhardt Police Area Command were patrolling the Glebe area when they saw two motorcycles – reportedly stolen from Sydney’s CBD – being ridden near the intersection of Bridge and Glebe Point Roads.
The motorcycles turned into Toxteth Road and police directed the two riders to stop. They failed to stop before dropping the motorcycles and jumping a nearby fence, barricading a cliff.
One of the riders, a 17-year-old male, suffered serious injuries after falling to the bottom. A second teen, also aged 17, suffered minor injuries after landing on a small rock ledge.
Two officers also scaled the fence, with a male probationary constable landing on the same ledge, suffering an arm injury. The second officer stopped and sought assistance.
Both teens were treated by paramedics and taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. The seriously injured teen has undergone emergency surgery and remains in a critical condition.
The second teen was treated before being taken to Newtown Police Station where he was charged with steal motor vehicle, take & drive conveyance without consent of owner, never licensed person drive vehicle on road, police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly, and breach of bail.
He was refused bail to appear at a children’s court tomorrow (Friday 15 January 2021).
A critical incident team from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command has commenced an investigation into all circumstances surrounding the incident.
That investigation will be subject to independent review.
No further details are available at this time; however, police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.