Men charged over high-speed stolen car chase through Tweed

Two men have been charged after allegedly leading police on a wild pursuit in a stolen vehicle just over the border.

The chase was initiated just after 2pm on Tuesday, after officers spotted a BMW, suspected to have been stolen from a home in Kingscliff, driving along Wollumbin Street in Murwillumbah.

Police say the vehicle had been spray painted black and its number plates altered.


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The BMW failed to stop for police, and allegedly fled away at speeds of around 140km/h, prompting officers to give chase as it continued speeding through the township of Murwillumbah.

“The pursuit continued into Uki before the BMW crashed into a parked car at the intersection of Kyogle Road and Marshall Street before two men fled the vehicle on foot,” NSW Police said.

“Police established a perimeter and with assistance from the Police Dog Unit two men were arrested in nearby bushland a short time later.”

The men, aged 42 and 35, were taken to Tweed Heads Police Station before being transported to Tweed Heads Hospital under police guard for treatment to injuries.

They were released yesterday, where they were taken back to Tweed Heads Police Station and charged with a number of driving offences.

The older man was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, steal motor vehicle, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period and take and drive conveyance without consent of owner.

The younger man was charged with take and drive conveyance without consent of owner and steal motor vehicle.

Both men were refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today.