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Police allegedly shot at during pursuit through Tamworth

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Police were allegedly shot at during a pursuit through Tamworth last night.

Oxley Police District officers were patrolling the area, when a Ford Territory was seen leaving a fast food restaurant on Marius Street about 2.45am.

The Ford was seen to travel on the New England Highway and officers attempted to stop the vehicle.

The Ford failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated, travelling through the suburbs of Calala, Nemingha, Kootingal, and Tamworth.

During the pursuit, the passenger was seen to lean out the window, and allegedly pointed a firearm at police. object.

Road spikes were deployed, and the Ford crashed through the fence of a golf course on Duri Road about 3.30am.

The occupants ran off and following a foot pursuit, two men – aged 28 and 22 – were arrested.

During a search of the Ford, police located a shortened firearm next to the front passenger seat and the older man was found in possession of ammunition.

Examination of an unmarked police vehicle involved in the pursuit found bullet marks in the bonnet and windscreen.

The men were taken to Tamworth Police Station where they remain in custody.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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