Police update: Dangerous operation at Townsville

Police have charged a man and a woman after a bus was allegedly stolen and driven dangerously through Townsville last night.

The bus was allegedly stolen from a property on Woodstock-Giru Road, south of Townsville, sometime after 5pm.

The bus was allegedly driven erratically along the Bruce Highway around 8pm before it was intercepted at a shopping centre on MacArthur Drive at Annandale a short time later.

A man and woman, the only occupants of the bus, refused to exit the bus and while forcing entry, a police officer was injured.

A 27-year-old Cairns man has been charged with a total of nine offences, including enter premises with intent to commit an offence, unlawful use and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evading police, serious assault of a police officer, driving under the influence and while disqualified.

The 31-year-old Richmond Hill woman has been charged with one count each of enter premises with intent to commit an offence, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and serious assault of a police officer.

The pair will appear in Townsville Magistrates Court today.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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