NSW: Parents arrested after kids found in car during overnight police pursuit

A COUPLE who led police on a car chase through western Sydney with their two young children in the back seat have been charged with a long list of serious offences.

Police say they attempted to stop the driver of a station wagon at Tregear about 9pm on Saturday after they recognised the vehicle was connected to several alleged criminal offences.

The driver sped away from police and a low-speed chase commenced, spanning several suburbs including Tregear, Ropes Crossing and Willmot until it stopped after road spikes were deployed in Palmyra Avenue.


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It wasn’t until the vehicle had finally come to rest that police discovered two children, aged four and six, in the back seat.

The driver, a 36-year-old woman, and front seat passenger, a 39-year-old man, were arrested at the scene and taken to Mt Druitt Police Station where they were charged with a combined 13 charges relating to the chase and several previous criminal offences.

The couple were refused bail to front Parramatta Local Court later today.

Their children are now being cared-for by relatives.

 

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