Police charge man after M5 crash and carjacking – Arncliffe

Police have charged a man with a number of driving offences after a carjacking and a crash in the M5 tunnel at Arncliffe on Saturday.

Emergency services were called to the M5 tunnel near Marsh Street just before 12.30am (Saturday 14 September 2019), after reports of a crash and carjacking.

Police have been told that after two cars – a Mazda and Range Rover – were involved in a collision, two male occupants from a Honda stopped to render assistance, before five male occupants from the Mazda entered the Honda.

The driver of the Honda was allegedly threatened with a knife when he tried to stop it from leaving, before it drove away towards Marsh Street.

About 10.45am today, police attached to St George Police Area Command attended a residence on Adelaide Street, St Marys and arrested a 21-year-old man.

He was taken to Penrith Police Station and charged with aggravated take drive motor vehicle in company, two counts of driver never licensed, drive recklessly/furiously/manner dangerous, driver reckless furiously occasioning aggravated bodily harm and not give particulars to other driver.

He was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court tomorrow Tuesday 17 September 2019.

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