Police search for couple after police car was rammed in Tweed

New South Wales and Queensland Police are searching for a man and woman after a police car was rammed on the Tweed Coast on Sunday.

At around 4.30pm, an officer attached to Traffic and Highway Patrol Command stopped a white Toyota Hilux on the Pacific Highway near Bangalow.

The male Senior Constable spoke with the male driver and was told the heavily-pregnant passenger was having contractions.


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While the officer was calling an ambulance, the driver got back into the Hilux and reversed harshly, crashing into the front of Highway Patrol car, before driving off in a northerly direction.

The Senior Constable was not injured.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command conducted extensive patrols, but the vehicle was not located.

Police were later called to Hayters Hill Nature Reserve, where they located the burnt-out Toyota Hilux.

Following further inquiries, detectives were told a nearby house had been broken into and a number of items stolen, including a blue Suzuki van with NSW registration OLM003.

If the vehicle is seen, members of the public are urged not to approach the vehicle or its occupants, instead call 000 (Triple Zero) immediately.

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