Wanted man arrested after pursuit at Bourke

A man wanted over the alleged assault of a woman during a break-in at Dubbo last year has been arrested following a foot pursuit.

On Sunday 25 August 2019, a man allegedly forced entry to a home on Leavers Street at Dubbo and threatened the occupant – a 30-year-old woman.

The man then allegedly assaulted the woman before leaving the house and stealing a neighbour’s car.

The woman was taken to Dubbo Base Hospital for treatment.

Police were alerted and officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District have been investigating the alleged incident.

Following inquiries, a warrant was issued for the arrest of a 27-year-old man, who was known to the woman.

Last week, it’s alleged the same man was involved in domestic violence offences in Bourke.

Yesterday (Saturday 19 September 2020), the man was located by police attached to Central North Police District in Bourke. The man allegedly fled from officers; however, was arrested after a lengthy foot pursuit.

The local man was taken to Dubbo Police Station where he was charged with multiple property and domestic violence offences.

He was bail refused and appeared at Bourke Local court tomorrow (Monday 21 September 2020) where he was remanded in custody to reappear tomorrow (Monday 21 September 2020).

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