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Teenagers charged following police pursuit through Newcastle

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Four teenagers, three as young as 16, will face court following a police pursuit throughout Newcastle earlier in the week.

It comes after a Hyundai Kona was stolen from a Wallsend address on the night of Monday 20 May.

About 2am on Tuesday 21 May, officers from Newcastle City Police District were called to the Fletcher and Maryland areas following reports of several alleged break and enter attempts where the vehicle was sighted.

A short time later, they attempted to stop the Hyundai on Griffiths Road, Lambton.

When the driver failed to obey directions, a pursuit was initiated continuing through Jesmond to Elermore Vale, where it was terminated.

Soon after, the vehicle was located abandoned on Ring Road, Callaghan, where several people were seen running from the Kona towards the Newcastle Inner City Bypass.

Following inquiries, four males – three aged 16, and one aged 18 – were arrested in Shortland before being taken to Waratah Police Station.

One boy was charged with aggravated break and enter with intent to commit serious indictable offence, face blackened/disguised with intent to commit serious indictable offence, be carried in conveyance without consent of owner, and breach of bail.

A second 16-year-old was charged with aggravated break and enter with intent to commit serious indictable offence, face blackened/disguised with intent to commit serious indictable offence, and be carried in conveyance without consent of owner.

Both appeared before a children’s court on Tuesday 21 May, where they were formally refused bail to appear before the same court on Monday 27 May.

A third lad, 16, was charged with affray, and be carried in conveyance without consent of owner.

He appeared before a children’s court on Tuesday 21 May.

The youngster was granted strict condition bail to appear before the same court on Tuesday 11 June.

The 18-year-old man was charged with be carried in conveyance without consent of owner.

He was refused bail to appear before Newcastle Local Court on Wednesday 22 May.

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