Man, 27, banned from driving until 2054 found hiding in closet after police chase

A MAN disqualified from driving for 36 years has been found hiding in a closet in a house south of the border after allegedly leading police on a series of pursuits in Tweed Heads.

The 27-year-old has been on the run from police for almost two months after allegedly triggering two police chases across the Tweed back in September.

Following investigations, police armed with sniffer dogs stormed a home on Railway Street at South Murwillumbah about 3.30am on Sunday.


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Police said the dog squad located the 27-year-old man inside the home, hiding in a closet.

He was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with two outstanding arrests warrants and two counts of police pursuit.

The 27-year-old, who was already disqualified from driving until his 64th birthday in 2054, was also charged with two counts each of driving whilst disqualified and common assault.

The local man was remanded in custody and due to appear in Tweed Heads Bail Court today.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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