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Boy, 15, arrested at gunpoint in Sydney after pointing pistol at police

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested at gunpoint after allegedly pointing a replica pistol at a police officer’s head in Sydney.

The chilling scenes unfolded in Hornsby on Sydney’s Upper North Shore just after midday on Saturday.

Police swooped on the suburb after members of the public reported seeing the teenager on Hunter Street, armed with what appeared to be a silver handgun.

In a statement released to media overnight, police said a male Sergeant approached the teenage boy shortly after 12.30pm, at which point it’s alleged the 15-year-old pointed the pistol at the officer’s face.

“The Sergeant has drawn his service firearm and called for the teen to drop the pistol, to which he complied,” police said in the statement.

The 15-year-old was arrested and the weapon seized.

After closer inspection, the pistol was found to be fake.

The teenager was taken to Hornsby Police Station where he was charged with possessing a prohibited pistol and assaulting police.

He was refused bail to appear before a children’s court today (Sunday).

Drunk teen clocked doing 158km/h in 100km zone in Sydney’s west

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested and charged after he was allegedly caught driving drunk and travelling at more than 50km/h over the given speed limit in Sydney’s west.

Police say the teen was detected travelling at 158km/h through the 100km/h zone of the M4 motorway around 12.15am on Saturday.

The P1 driver was stopped and subjected to a roadside breath test, in which police say he returned a positive result.

The 17-year-old was arrested and taken to Parramatta Police Station where he allegedly an official breath analysis reading of 0.068.

His licence was suspended and he was charged with low-range PCA, exceeding the speed more than 45km/h and driving at a speed dangerous to the public.

He was granted conditional bail to appear before a local court on Wednesday 4 May.

The entire NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol fleet will be out in force conducting high-visibility patrols on state roads over the next three weeks as part of Operation Saturation.

The operation, aimed at combating the rising road toll, started Friday and runs until Thursday 21 April.

Teen killed, another critical after dirt bike crash on the Gold Coast

A teenage boy has died and another has been airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries following a devastating trail bike crash on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

The tragedy struck just before midday on Saturday when two motorbikes collided head-on on a dirt road which runs through bushland near Azure Way at Coomera.

One of the riders, a 14-year-old boy, died at the scene.

The second, a 17-year-old boy, has been airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition with life threatening injuries.

It was first reported the critically injured teen was 14-years-old.

Emergency services remain at the scene of the crash.

The bushland in which surrounds the northern Gold Coast suburb is in the process of being cleared for development and is a known hot spot for dirt bikes.

Although illegal and despite multiple signs warning motorbike enthusiasts to stay out of the area, it is frequented by riders of all ages, including young kids and reckless teens.

Local residents say they have tried for years to stop the motorbikes from tearing through the area, but despite countless complaints to council and police, nothing has been done.

Boy dies after accidentally being run over by twin brother on Qld farm

A teenage boy has died in hospital after being injured in an accident on a farm near the New South Wales border in southern Queensland.

Police said the 14-year-old boy suffered life-threatening head injuries after falling from a trailer and accidentally being run over by his twin brother at a property in Goondiwindi at around 4.20pm on Friday.

The injured teen went into cardiac arrest at the scene. Paramedics performed CPR on the boy before rushing him to Lady Cilento Chidren’s Hospital in a critical condition.

Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries and died in hospital on Saturday.

Police and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland are investigating.

Teen arrested after crashing hatchback in spectacular fashion in NSW

A teenager is lucky to be alive after crashing his Honda Civic hatchback in spectacular fashion in Sydney’s south on Friday night.

The 19-year-old allegedly lost control of his black Civic on Cronin Avenue in Penshurst around 10.50pm.

It’s alleged the hatchback smashed into three vehicles, rolled twice and landed back on its wheels.

The 19-year-old male was arrested a short time later in King Georges Road at Hurstville and taken to St George Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

He was also subjected to blood and urine testing before being released, pending the results.