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Man charged, firearm and drugs seized after pursuit – Raymond Terrace

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A man has been charged after police seized a firearm and drugs following a pursuit in the Hunter region yesterday. About 3.15am, Saturday 6 February 2021, officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District were conducting routine patrols on Tathra Street, Raymond Terrace, when they attempted to stop a Toyota Kluger for the purposes of a random … Continue reading “Man charged, firearm and drugs seized after pursuit – Raymond Terrace”

A man has been charged after police seized a firearm and drugs following a pursuit in the Hunter region yesterday.

About 3.15am, Saturday 6 February 2021, officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District were conducting routine patrols on Tathra Street, Raymond Terrace, when they attempted to stop a Toyota Kluger for the purposes of a random breath test.

When it allegedly failed to stop, a pursuit commenced.

It’s alleged the Toyota also reversed into the front of the marked police vehicle, before driving through a large steel gate at a property on Sabre Close, causing extensive damage.

Police arrested a 26-year-old man at the scene, and a 27-year-old man after a short foot pursuit.

Following a search of the vehicle, police seized a handgun, methylamphetamine and cannabis.

No one was injured.

The 27-year-old driver has been charged with:

He was refused bail to appear before Newcastle Local Court today (Sunday 7 February 2021).

The 26-year-old passenger was released, pending further inquiries.

Source: 16 News http://www.16news.com.au/index.php/2021/02/07/man-charged-firearm-and-drugs-seized-after-pursuit-raymond-terrace/

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