NSW police update: Three arrested after pursuit at Gosford

Three teenagers have been arrested following a pursuit with police on the Central Coast yesterday.

About 3pm yesterday (Friday 20 May 2022), police were called to Springfield Road, Springfield, after the occupants of a Mercedes were reportedly seen wearing balaclavas.

Officers attached to Brisbane Water Police District responded and located the Mercedes on Donnison Street, Gosford, and attempted to stop the vehicle.

The Mercedes – reportedly stolen from Eastwood this week – failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated, travelling along the M1.

During the pursuit the Mercedes collided with a Ford Raptor causing minor damage to both vehicles. The Mercedes failed to stop and continued travelling along the M1.

With the assistance of PolAir, the vehicle was monitored travelling through the NorthConnex tunnel and onto the M2 before again heading north back onto the M1.

Police stopped the Mercedes on the Hawkesbury River Bridge where the three male occupants – two aged 17 and a 16-year-old – were arrested and taken to Gosford Police Station.

The youngest of the males was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, enter vehicle or boat without consent of owner/occupier, armed with intent to commit indictable offence and custody of knife in public place – subsequent offence.

One of the 17-year-olds was charged with drive conveyance taken without consent of the owner, police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly 1st offence, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous 1st offence, enter vehicle or boat without consent of owner/occupier, not give particulars to other driver and learner not accompanied by driver/police officer/tester.

Both were refused bail to appear at a children’s court today (Saturday 21 May 2022).

The other teenager will be dealt with by way of the Young Offenders Act.

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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