Two police officers injured during pursuit of stolen ute in Gregory Hills

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Two police officers have been injured following a pursuit with a stolen car at Gregory Hills in the early hours of this morning.

Police were patrolling Gregory Hills Drive at 2.15am when they noticed a stolen Holden utility.

Police attempted to pull the car over; however, it accelerated away from them and a short pursuit commenced.

Police will allege that the utility continued east and the driver commenced a left turn into Village Circuit.

The vehicle then suddenly veered to the right attempting a U-turn and collided with the police vehicle.

The ute accelerated away and struck a traffic control light at the intersection.

Police arrested two males from the stolen car.

A 17-year-old juvenile has been taken to Narellan Police Station and is currently assisting with inquiries.

The driver of the car, a 21-year-old man has been taken to Campbelltown Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

He was also treated for a hand injury.

A female police officer injured her head in the collision and was treated at the scene before she was taken to Campbelltown Hospital for observation.

The male police officer was also conveyed to hospital for observation.

Investigations are continuing.


♦ In a separate incident, local police investigating an assault and a break and enter in the Macarthur region have arrested a man and seized a number of firearms and other weapons.

The 47 year old, who was refused bail, faces a string of charges when he appears at Campbelltown Local Court today.

Officers from Camden Local Area Command had been investigating the theft of a 1979 Holden ute from a property at Tahmoor on Wednesday, as well as an assault at the same address earlier in the week.

They were called to the same address on Thursday after a report the male occupant was being intimidated.

Upon arrival at the scene, police arrested a 47-year-old man in his car, allegedly seizing a knife, extendable baton and ammunition from the vehicle.

The man was taken to Narellan Police Station.

Police then executed a search warrant on a home at Pheasants Nest where they located a 1979 Holden ute, two pen guns, five rifles, a baton, a set of knuckle dusters, railway detonators and various ammunition.

The man was charged with a string of alleged offences, including possessing or using a weapon without a permit, possessing an unauthorised firearm, possessing an unauthorised and prohibited firearm and possessing or using a prohibited weapon without permit.

Other charges included possessing ammunition, not keeping a firearm safely, possessing a supply or making explosive for unlawful purpose and possessing more than three unregistered firearms.


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