A Ford found dumped yesterday near the end of the F3 Freeway.A QUEENSLAND couple has been refused bail in Maitland Local Court today charged with a raft of offences including a carjacking at Beresfield which left three people fearing for their lives and leading police on a two-hour pursuit through Maitland and the Coalfields.
Article: Two-hour police pursuit
Amanda Kim Collins, 24, and Nathan Paton, 25, both of Queensland, led police across four NSW commands on a 163 kilometre pursuit before their allegedly stolen BMW was disabled by road spikes and they were arrested near Broke.
The pair, both handcuffed, appeared separately before Magistrate Col Elliott who adjourned the matters to Newcastle Local Court on February 15.
Police facts said the pair’s escapade started on Monday, December 12, following an alleged break-and-enter at Moorooka, Queensland, where a blue Ford Falcon sedan was stolen.
Police began tracking the vehicle’s movements after there was an alleged incident at the Caltex service station in Gloucester where petrol was not paid for.
The facts said Paton threatened the male driver of an Alpha Romeo and two female occupants of a BMW at Beresfield with what appeared to be a black pistol.
It is alleged he told the women to get out of their car before he and Collins fled in the vehicle and the police pursuit was initiated.