River run ends with man in court at Gilgandra

A man wanted on outstanding warrants was bail refused in court this week after allegedly leading police on a foot pursuit in the state’s Central West.

About 10.15am Sunday (21 July 2019), police were patrolling the Gilgandra township on unrelated matters when they stopped a 23-year-old man at a local park.

It is alleged the man provided a false identity and ran from police towards the Castlereagh River.

Police gave chase along the sand flats, and after a lengthy foot pursuit both in and out of the river, the man was apprehended.

Police identified the man and revealed he had four outstanding warrants.

He was arrested and charged with resist police and hinder police.

The man was bail refused at Dubbo Local Court yesterday (Monday 22 July 2019), and will reappear at Dubbo on Wednesday 4 September 2019.

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