Police arrest two after pursuit at Port Noarlunga, South Australia

Two men have been arrested after a pursuit in the southern suburbs this morning.

Police will allege that about 1.15am today (Friday 26 July) a stolen Mercedes was seen by patrols in Gray Street, Port Noarlunga.

When police tried to stop the car, it sped off and headed south on Saltfleet Street, then continued towards Seaford on Commercial Road.

Extra patrols were called to the area, along with a police dog and the police helicopter (PolAir). The stolen Mercedes was then followed through Old Noarlunga, and then it headed north and was seen near the intersection of Main South and Flaxmill Roads.

The car headed west on Flaxmill Road, and stopped on Holly Street at Christies Beach and 3 people got out.

The car then continued on to Dyson Road at Christies Beach near the police station, where it was abandoned. The remaining two occupants were arrested soon after.

The stolen Mercedes was also involved in a minor collision with a patrol car at Brompton earlier in the night. The car was not being pursued at the time, and minor damage was caused to the police car.

A 21-year-old man from Christies Beach who is suspected of being the driver, and a 20-year-old man from Normanville were charged with numerous offences including driving dangerously to evade police, illegal use of a motor vehicle, driving disqualified, making off without payment and providing false details.

Both men were refused bail and will appear in the Christies Beach Magistrates Court later today.

Enquiries continue regarding the whereabouts and identities of the other occupants of the stolen car, and anyone with information that can assist police is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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