Wanted man, teen arrested after pursuit as part of investigations into Darlinghurst assault

A wanted man and a teenage girl have been arrested following a police pursuit in Sydney’s south west as part of investigations into an alleged assault in Darlinghurst at the weekend.

Just after 10.30pm on Sunday (12 July 2020), a Volkswagen Passat was stopped at the intersection of Nimrod and Caldwell streets, when the driver, a 33-year-old man, exited the vehicle and allegedly assaulted one of the occupants, a 14-year-old girl.

Police have been told a passer-by attempted to intervene and was also assaulted.

The driver was tackled into a fence before he returned to the vehicle and drove from the scene with the girl and a woman in the car.

Officers attached to Kings Cross Police Area Command attended and commenced an investigation.

Checks revealed the Volkswagen was stolen from Morisset on Saturday 4 July 2020.

Following inquiries and public appeal, police recovered the stolen Volkswagen outside a home on Morison Drive, Lurnea, about 6pm yesterday (Wednesday 15 July 2020).

About 10pm the same day, officers from Campbelltown Police Area Command received information and attempted to stop a stolen Lexus SC430 on Appin Road, Campbelltown.

When it allegedly failed to stop, a pursuit commenced which continued for a short time before being terminated.

With assistance from the Dog Unit and PolAir, the Lexus was followed until it stopped on Lisa Close, Narellan, and the two occupants fled on foot.

Officers from Camden Police Area Command arrested a 33-year-old man and a 14-year-old girl – who was not suffering any serious injuries – nearby.

During a search of the man, police allegedly found methylamphetamine and steroids.

The man and girl have both been taken to Narellan Police Station where they are assisting with inquiries.

The woman travelling in the Volkswagen has been identified and spoken to.

The trio are all known to each other.

Inquiries are continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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