Two in custody after Inner West pursuit, NSW

Two people have been arrested after a police pursuit through the Inner West overnight.

Officers from Inner West Police Area Command were on Parramatta Road at Stanmore when they began following a Toyota Corolla about 11.55pm (Monday 23 March 2020), due to concerns about the manner of driving.

The driver was directed to stop; however, police will allege they instead accelerated towards the city and a pursuit was initiated.

The vehicle was followed to City Road where the pursuit was terminated due to the manner of driving; however, the car stopped in nearby Abercrombie Street at Chippendale after hitting the kerb.

The alleged driver, a 22-year-old woman, and her front-seat passenger, a 26-year-old man, were arrested at the scene and have been taken to Newtown Police Station.

Police allege drugs were found on the woman at the time of her arrest and the Corolla has been confirmed as an unreturned rental car.

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.

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