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Three boys charged after police pursuit throughout Wallsend

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Three teenagers, one as young as 13, will appear in children’s court following a pursuit by police of a stolen car at Newcastle.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District were alerted on Monday afternoon, 21 August, by multiple callers that a sedan was being driven dangerously in the Wallsend area.

Police initiated patrols and, shortly after 5pm, attempted to stop the vehicle on Douglas Street, Waratah.

A pursuit then began when the driver allegedly ignored their directions.

Police will allege the sedan was deliberately driven at two police vehicles in Abbott Street, with both damaged, one extensively.

A parked truck was also damaged, and a member of the public was allegedly hit by the car before it was driven from the scene.

The sedan was followed to Jesmond where it stopped and three boys – aged 13, 15 and 16 – were arrested and taken to Waratah Police Station.

The 15-year-old, police will allege was the driver, has been charged with seven offences: including police pursuit – drive dangerously; use offensive weapon in company to avoid apprehension; drive conveyance taken without consent of owner; not give particulars to injured person; not give particulars to other driver; possess prohibited drug; and breach of bail.

The other two boys have each been charged with being carried in conveyance.

All three were refused bail overnight to appear in Broadmeadow Children’s Court on Tuesday 22 August.

The man who was allegedly hit by the sedan was not seriously injured.

Police have confirmed the vehicle was reported stolen from a property in Waratah West on Sunday night 20 August.

Inquiries are continuing into the whereabouts of the fourth person believed to have also been in the car.

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