Young teens charged over alleged stolen van crash, Gold Coast

Two teenagers have been charged after allegedly crashing a stolen van in Southport last night.

Police say they noticed the van travelling along Scarborough Street around 8 pm but didn’t attempt to intercept it.

The car then allegedly sped off around a corner into Nind Street, hit a curb and flipped.


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The 13 and 14-year-old allegedly tried to flee the crash on foot but were quickly stopped by a dog squad officer.

They were briefly assessed for non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash and had to be taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment.

Police have since charged the boys, the 14-year-old is facing one count of burglary, receiving tainted property, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and unlicensed driving.

The 13-year-old has been charged with burglary, receiving tainted property and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

They’ve both been refused police bail and will appear in Southport Children’s court later this month.

Police say investigations are continuing.

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