Youths charged following police pursuit

Three youths have been charged following a pursuit from Merrylands to the Illawarra and back to Campbelltown this morning.

The initial report was about 3.50am Tuesday May 27, when a silver sedan was seen acting suspiciously and police began following it along Richmond Street, Merrylands.

A pursuit was initiated and continued through Smithfield, Liverpool, and Campbelltown before being terminated by Police at Broughton Pass, Appin.

About 40 minutes later, a Dog Squad officer sighted the vehicle and followed it before another pursuit was initiated in North Wollongong, where the silver Nissan Pulsar turned around and headed north.

The pursuit ended in Woolmers Place at Glen Alpine about 5am when the sedan was trapped in the cul de sac by the police vehicle. Police will allege their vehicle was rammed by the sedan.

Three people were arrested at the scene and a fourth was arrested after being tracked to a nearby street by a police dog unit.

All four were taken to Campbelltown Police Station, where the 17-year-old male driver was charged with:

- Assault police occasioning actual bodily harm

- Police pursuit - not stop - Skye's Law

- Drive whilst disqualified

- Use weapon to avoid apprehension

- Take and drive conveyance

He has been refused bail to appear before a Children's Court today (Wednesday 28 May 2014).

Two male passengers, aged 16 and 17, were charged with take and drive conveyance.

They are bail refused to appear before a Children's Court on Tuesday June 10, 2014.

The fourth person is currently assisting police with their inquiries.

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