Update: TWO men have appeared in court, charged with attempted murder. 

John Tough, 32, of Burpengary and Calin McCabe, 20, of Morayfield, faced Tweed Heads Local Court yesterday.

They were both charged with two counts of shooting a firearm with intent to murder, three counts of aggravated assault with the intent to take a motor vehicle whilst armed, discharging a firearm with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm and discharging a firearm with intent to resist arrest.

Tough was also charged with being involved in a police pursuit.

While neither man made a bail application, Magistrate Jeff Dakin officially refused it for both.

Tough and McCabe are both due to reappear in Lismore Court on April 7.



Update: February 6, 8.20am

TWO men have  been charged with attempted murder after shots were fired at police following a pursuit from Queensland to Tweed Heads on Thursday.

About 3.20pm, police stopped a stolen blue Mitsubishi Lancer with two male occupants on the Pacific Mwy near the Tugun tunnel after deploying road spikes.

The car had earlier been tracked by officers from the Queensland Police Service following an incident at Caboolture.
When the car stopped, one of the occupants got out armed with a handgun and fired a shot at a police officer. He then allegedly fired a number of shots at a passing car.

The 32-year-old man was then struck by a car which knocked the firearm from his hand. The police officer was able to arrest him without further incident.

The other occupant of the Lancer, aged 20, was arrested without incident.

Police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command established a crime scene and seized the semi-automatic handgun.
The pair was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station and charged with shoot with intent to murder, discharge firearm to avoid arrest, attempt carjacking and Skye's Law.

They have been refused bail to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court today.

Police expect to lay further charges and are being assisted by officers from the Queensland Police Service in relation to the earlier incidents.

More details here


Update: 4.35pm

A CRIME scene has been established after a police pursuit ended in Tweed Heads on Thursday afternoon. 

Just before 3.30pm, road spikes were deployed around the Tugun tunnel area, police said. 

Police media said a number of shots were allegedly fired at police before the arrest.

No one was injured by the shots.

Queensland police had tracked the vehicle with the use of a helicopter before it crossed the border into NSW. 

The two men are assisting police with their inquiries, police said. 


Update: 4.19

TRAFFIC remains congested on the Pacific Mwy.

Southbound traffic is banked up as far north as John Flynn Hospital, while northbound traffic is being diverted at the Kennedy Dr off-ramp. 

Traffic heading north on Minjungbal Dr is also conjested. 

It is understood shots were fired at a police officer after the pursuit ended, and one woman was trapped in a car. 


Initial report:

TWO men are in custody after a police pursuit which ended in Tweed Heads.

Tweed-Byron LAC Inspector Mick Dempsey confirmed two people had been arrested after the pursuit, which began above Brisbane, ended on the Pacific Hwy just south of the Tugun tunnel. 

It's understood one woman was injured in the incident, which damaged a number of other cars. 

It is believed two stolen cars were involved in the incident. 

More details to come. 



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