Police respond to Friday mayhem

CORAKI was hit with a spate of crime late on Friday night with a high-speed police pursuit through the middle of town and an unrelated stabbing.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, a 15-year-old bail jumper from Sydney took police on a high-speed chase from East Lismore to Coraki before he was nabbed by a police dog in an ensuing foot chase.

Police first noticed a late model Holden Rodeo about 2:30am travelling north on Wyrallah Rd, which failed to pull over after police activated their sirens and lights.

The vehicle went the wrong way down a one-way street, and was estimated to be travelling at speeds of up to 130km in a 100km zone.

The pursuit went through Coraki with the vehicle driven in a manner that police allege was dangerous and put members of the public at risk.

After colliding with a tree on the outskirts of Coraki, the male driver attempted to run away only to be apprehended by a police dog.

Police inquiries revealed the vehicle had been stolen from the Coffs Harbour area.

The driver was arrested and charged with take and drive conveyance, drive recklessly - police pursuit, and breach of bail.

He was refused bail and appeared before Parramatta Children's Court on Sunday.

Earlier in the evening around 11:30pm, an 18-year-old man was stabbed in the throat and chest at an address in Adam St, Coraki, after a 19-year-old male occupant of the house had an argument with the victim and the pair became involved in a fight.

The 18-year-old last night remained in a stable condition at Lismore Base Hospital.

Police and ambulance were called to the scene and the victim was conveyed to Lismore Base Hospital for treatment.



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