NSW police charge two men after firearm located at Doonside

Two men have been charged after a firearm was located and a marked police car damaged in Sydney’s west yesterday.

About 9.25am (Tuesday 3 November 2020), officers attached to Blacktown Police Area Command were on patrol when they attempted to stop a black Holden Commodore in Ashton Place, Doonside.

After activating their lights and sirens, police will allege the Holden began reversing and collided with the front of the marked car before driving away.

Officers commenced a pursuit and moments later located the abandoned Holden in nearby Bowes Place.

The male passenger of the Holden, aged 26, was located nearby and allegedly threatened police before being arrested.

During a subsequent search of the area, officers allegedly located a sawn-off shot gun, ammunition and a prohibited knife.

The firearm was rendered safe and the items seized for forensic examination.

A short time later, the male driver, also aged 26, was located and arrested in nearby Douglas Road, Blacktown.

Both men were taken to taken to Blacktown Police Station.

The male driver was charged with use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention.

His passenger was charged with possess shortened firearm without authority, possess ammunition without holding licence/permit, possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit and intimidate police officer in execution of duty.

Both men were refused bail to appear at Blacktown Local Court today (Wednesday 4 November 2020).

Inquiries are continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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