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Newcastle Herald
Newcastle Herald
Jessica Brown

Stolen motorbike pursuit: PolAir track rider to Charlestown

A PolAir helicopter flying over Charlestown. The helicopter was called in on Wednesday to track a motorbike Picture by Jessica Brown

A STOLEN motorbike has led police on a pursuit through Bennetts Green, Mount Hutton, Hillsborough and Charlestown.

About 6.45pm Wednesday police sighted a stolen motorbike on South Street Windale and followed it to the Homemaker Centre at Bennetts Green where a pursuit was initiated.

The bike took off onto the Pacific Highway and police deemed the pursuit too unsafe to continue and terminated the chase.

PolAir was called in to follow the bike and pursued it through many Lake Macquarie suburbs including Mount Hutton, Hillsborough and Charlestown.

At the intersection of Kirkdale Drive and Charlestown Road the bike rider attempted to make a turn, but lost control and crashed.

The rider came off the bike, but fled the scene on foot.

He was apprehended a short time later and arrested.

According to police the rider, a man, was complaining of pain so he was taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment where he remained overnight.

Police said he did not have any serious injuries and was expected to be released from hospital on Thursday morning and charged.

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