Police charge two after motorcycle pursuit at Gosford

Two men have been charged after a police pursuit with a stolen motorcycle on the Central Coast today.

Just after 10.30am (Sunday 31 May 2020), a motorcycle, allegedly stolen from an Erina shopping centre, was seen travelling on Hely Street at Wyong. At the time, the rider and pillion passenger were not wearing helmets.

Officers from Brisbane Water Police Area Command attempted to stop the motorcycle on Enterprise Drive.

When it allegedly failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated before being terminated shortly after due to safety concerns.

The motorcycle continued travelling through the Central Coast area and was monitored by PolAir.

At the intersection of Erina Street and Henry Parry Drive, Gosford, the rider and passenger were thrown from the motorcycle after a collision with another vehicle.

A 30-year-old man was arrested; however, a second man, aged 23, had to be rescued from a window ledge of a nearby multi-storey building.

The younger man has been charged with

• Larceny (two counts)

• Shoplifting

• Take and drive conveyance

• Police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly

• Drive recklessly/furiously or speed manner dangerous

• Unlicensed rider

• Rider without helmet with passenger.

He has also been charged with a revocation warrant.

The older man has been charged with

• Motorbike passenger no helmet

• Be carried in conveyance

• Possess a prohibited drug (two counts), and,

• Breach of bail.

They have been bail refused to appear in Newcastle Local Court today (Monday 1 June 2020).

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