Police charge man after police pursuit at Bankstown

A man appeared in court today charged over an alleged pursuit in Bankstown overnight.

About 11.20pm (Tuesday 31 March 2020), officers from Bankstown Police Area Command were called to an assault occurring in a Holden Commodore on Leonard Street.

Upon arrival, the Holden was seen travelling north on Restwell Street and a pursuit was initiated.

Officers lost sight of the vehicle on Columbine Street and the pursuit was terminated.

The vehicle was monitored by PolAir and was seen to stop on Claremont Avenue. The driver got out and ran into an industrial complex and climbed the roof of a building.

After the man fell through the roof, officers forced entry to the warehouse, and with the assistance of the Dog Unit, arrested the 40-year-old man.

During the arrest, three officers were injured. Two required hospital treatment; however, have since been released.

A crime scene was established and during a search of the Holden, officers allegedly located a large hunting knife.

The man was taken to Bankstown Police Station before being transferred to Liverpool Hospital under police guard for treatment.

He has since been charged with two counts of police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, custody of knife in public place, drive during disqualification period, destroy or damage property, three counts of assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm, and break and enter house – destroy property.

Two outstanding warrants were also executed.

The Bankstown man was refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court today (Wednesday 1 April 2020) and will re-appear in the same Court on 15 April 2020.

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