Man on the run after police chase through Tweed

A POLICE officer has been taken to hospital following a dramatic chase involving an allegedly stolen car in the Tweed.

Police said the car was noticed driving erratically on Byangum Road, Murwillumbah, yesterday afternoon.

Officers realised the car being driven was an allegedly stolen Subaru Liberty, which was reported missing from a Cabarita address.

The driver took off at speeds of up to 100km/h according to police, before the car was abandoned on the side of the road and the driver fled.

A short time later, a white Hyundai i20 was allegedly stolen from a home at Bray Park.

Police located the vehicle and a second pursuit was initiated.

“The pursuit continued out of the Murwillumbah area, with the vehicle allegedly travelling at speeds of up to 150km/h,” a NSW Police spokesperson said.

“The vehicle drove onto Commissioners Creek Rd, Commissioners Creek, when the driver did a U-turn and hit a highway patrol vehicle.

“The male driver fled the scene on foot.”.

A senior constable who was involved in the chase was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital with soft tissue damage.

The officer has been released from hospital, and no arrests have been made.

A search of nearby bushland, with assistance from the Police Dog Unit and Queensland PolAir was initiated but the driver has not been found.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or www.nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.



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