Boy charged after man injured, dog killed during Sydney pursuit

A 16-year-old boy has been charged over a high-speed pursuit which saw a pet dog run down and killed and its owner injured.

About 3.50pm yesterday, police attempted to stop an unregistered Subaru Liberty at Whalan in Sydney’s west.

The car failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated, with the Liberty speeding off at excessive, dangerous speeds.


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During the chase, police say the teen struck and killed a 12-year-old Doberman dog, which was being walked across the road by a 56-year-old man.

The man, who was holding the dog’s lead at the time, sustained injuries to his right shoulder.

Officers immediately terminated the pursuit and rendered assistance to the man.

Shortly after, police arrested a 16-year-old boy at a home at St Marys.

He was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously; exceed speed over 45km/h; drive speed/manner dangerous; learner unaccompanied; learner not display ‘L’ plates; drive unregistered motor vehicle; drive uninsured motor vehicle; and display false misleading plates.

The boy has been refused bail to appear at a Children’s Court today.