Man charged with firearm offence following alleged pursuit- Tamworth

A man has been charged with a firearm offence following an alleged pursuit in the state’s north.

About 12.30am today (Saturday 22 June 2024), officers from Oxley Police District attempted to stop a vehicle due to its manner of driving along Morilla Street, Hillvue – approximately 5km south of Tamworth.

When the vehicle failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated, with the vehicle allegedly reaching speeds of 90kph in a 50kph zone.

The pursuit was terminated for safety reasons.

The vehicle was located a short time later on Susanne Street, South Tamworth, with two men seen running towards a unit complex on Robert Street.

The two men – aged 20 and 32 – were arrested, with the younger man taken to Tamworth Police Station.

The 20-year-old was charged with possess unregistered firearm – pistol, take/detain person with intent to obtain advantage, threaten injury to person with intent to prevent lawful detention and two outstanding warrants were executed.

He was refused bail to appear at Tamworth Local Court where he was remanded in custody to reappear at the same court on Monday (24 June 2024).

The 32-year-old man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for a medical episode and taken to Tamworth Base Hospital under police guard.

He was later released and taken to Tamworth Police Station and charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously and never licensed person drive vehicle on road.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Tamworth Local Court on Monday July 8 2024.

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