Police arrest man after Hillside pursuit

A man has been arrested after he was caught driving a stolen vehicle in Melbourne’s north-west last night.

Officers first spotted the stolen 1994 Nissan Skyline on Falcon Drive in Melton about 9.55pm on Thursday, 13 January.

Checks revealed the car was allegedly stolen from a shopping centre in Melton last week.

The Police Air Wing was called and began following the car as it entered the Western Freeway at a fast rate of speed.

Officers on the ground successfully deployed stop sticks on The Regency in Hillside, but the driver allegedly continued on before crashing into a civilian’s parked car on Banchory Avenue.

The driver fled on foot but was arrested without incident shortly after.

The 33-year-old Bacchus Marsh man was taken to hospital under police guard with minor injuries sustained during the crash.

No one else was injured.

Melton Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating the incident and it remains ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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