Wednesday 18 September 2019

Four Australian children drive 900kms after leaving goodbye note

Australian police. File photo
Australian police. File photo

Four children aged 10 to 14 packed fishing rods in a parent's car, left a farewell note then drove more than 900 kilometres down the Australian east coast before they were stopped the next day.

Acting Police Inspector Darren Williams said on Monday the children were stopped by police near Grafton in New South Wales on Sunday, then locked the doors and refused to get out.

He said a police officer used a baton to break a window of the Nissan Patrol, which had been reported stolen.

The children are suspected of failing to pay for petrol at two petrol stations and were briefly chased by police when a 13-year-old is suspected to have been driving.

Mr Williams said they will be charged.

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