Police charge two after pursuit at Cessnock

A man, and a woman wanted on outstanding warrants, have been charged after a pursuit with police in the state’s Hunter region overnight.

Just before 12.30am (Monday 21 June 2021), officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District were conducting routine patrols on Old Maitland Road, Cessnock, when they observed a Subaru Forrester allegedly accelerate at speed away from them.

Police attempted to stop the Subaru; however, it failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated, travelling at 110kmph in a posted 80kmph zone.

A short time later, the Subaru lost control and crashed into a tree on Lomas Lane, Nulkaba. The two occupants fled into nearby bushland.

Officers, with assistance from the Dog Unit, tracked the pair approximately two kilometres through heavy bushland, onto farmland at Ironbark Lane, Nulkaba.

The occupants, a 38-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman, were arrested and taken to Cessnock Police Station.

During a search of the vehicle, police seized a number of items including a balaclava and two mobile phones. These items will be forensically examined.

They were charged with enter prescribed premises of any person without lawful excuse.

The Cessnock woman was also charged with five outstanding arrest warrants and refused bail to appear at Cessnock Local Court today (Monday 21 June 2021).

The Cessnock man was given condition bail to appear before Cessnock Local Court on Wednesday 21 July 2021.

Inquiries are continuing.

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