Crime and Court

Breaking: Police manhunt comes to an end after pursuit in South Yunderup 

Police have made an arrest after several hour manhunt involving a pursuit in South Yunderup on Tuesday. 

Officers have just swarmed Barron Turn and arrested a man who was allegedly at the wheel of a white Toyota hatchback involved in a pursuit earlier today. 

It’s understood police engaged in a chase with the rental car about 1:30pm, as it allegedly reached speeds of up to 200 kilometres per hour on the Kwinana Freeway. 

The pursuit came to an end when the hatchback turned into a garage in South Yunderup but the chase didn’t stop there. 

The driver fled on foot into nearby bushland sparking and extensive search involving the police dog squad and air-wing. 

For several hours officers were unable to locate the driver but pounced when he resurfaced out of scrub and into a property on Barron Turn near Driver Link about 4:15pm. 

A passenger, a woman, was questioned by police. 

The driver is expected to face a string of charges.

Tex Reeks

Freelance video journalist
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