Police charge teen after crash – Cecil Hills

A teenage boy will face court today charged after a pursuit in Sydney’s south-west yesterday.

Officers from Fairfield City Police Area Command were patrolling Hackett Road at Abbotsbury about 4.20am (Sunday 21 February 2021), following a report that the occupants in a white Honda CRV were breaking into parked cars.

When police saw the vehicle, they directed the driver to stop; however, allege the driver instead accelerated from the scene and a pursuit was initiated, reaching speeds of 120km/h in the signposted 70km/h zone.

The stolen vehicle was followed to Elizabeth Drive at Cecil Hills where it hit a power pole.

Four boys aged between 14 and 17, and a girl aged 17, were arrested at the scene.

A 16-year-old boy from Liverpool, a 17-year-old girl from Cabramatta West, and a 17-year-old boy from Prestons were taken to Liverpool Hospital where they were treated for injuries sustained in the crash.

A 14-year-old boy from Prestons and a 15-year-old boy from Cabramatta have been taken to Fairfield Police Station.

The older boy will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act, the younger boy was released pending further investigation.

The 16-year-old boy was later transferred to Fairfield Police Station where he was charged with take & drive conveyance without consent of owner, police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly, negligent driving (no death or grievous bodily harm), and driver never licensed.

He was refused bail to appear at a Children’s Court today (Monday 22 February2021).

Investigations continue.

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