Officers edge closer to identifying driver in pursuit
UPDATE 2pm: POLICE on scene of a chase are following a series of leads to identify the driver involved in pursuit around Cabbage Tree Island.
Senior Constable David Henderson said the registration of the blue car provided no leads in pursuing the three men.
The three men have been on the run from police since this morning.
Anyone with information is asked to call Ballina Police Station, 6681 8699 or Triple Zero.
UPDATE 11.25am: FARMERS and residents on Cabbage Tree Island are talking with officers involved in an on-going search for three men in hiding.
The men were reportedly last sighted dumping their blue car on the island before making an escape on foot.
Police are continuing their search and inquiries.
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the men is asked to call Triple Zero or Ballina Police Station, 6681 8699.
THURSDAY 10.45am: SEVERAL police cars are involved in a hunt for three men at Cabbage Tree Island near Ballina this morning.
Richmond Local Area command crime prevention officer, Senior Constable David Henderson said the men were pursued from Ballina to Cabbage Tree Island a short time ago.
Snr const Henderson said the blue car the men were driving has been dumped at Cabbage Tree Island.
He said the vehicle was known to police, triggering the chase.
More to come.