Crime and Court

Teen girls charged after alleged police pursuit crash in Wellard

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Rockingham Detectives have charged two teenage girls after an alleged crime spree came to a crashing end in the southern suburbs on Tuesday.

Investigators say a Land Rover Discovery was stolen from an home in East Perth about 1:10am.

Traffic police spotted the car travelling northbound on the Kwinana Freeway in Wallard and attempted to pull it over about 11:35am.

The car failed to stop and officers engaged in pursuit through Wellard and Bertram.

It all came to an end on Irasbug Parade when the driver lost control and crashed into a Toyota Kluger travelling in the opposite direction.

The impact saw the Land Rover roll onto its side, leaving both cars with significant damage.

The driver of the Kluger received minor injuries and was treated at the scene by St John paramedics.

Two girls in the Land Rover, aged 15 and 13, were arrested and taken to Rockingham Hospital for treatment.

The 15-year-old has been charged with multiple offences including stealing a motor vehicle, drive reckless to escape pursuit by police, no authority to drive and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

The 13-year-old has been charged with stealing a motor vehicle.

They will both appear in the Perth Children’s Court on Wednesday.

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