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Dog squad called in following pursuit at Cranbourne

MML

A police chase involving a stolen car ended in a foot chase in Melbourne’s south-east.

The chase started at Federation University Australia in Gippsland, when a Nissan Pulsar was called in for suspicious behaviour.

Police attempted to intercept the alleged stolen car, but the driver rammed the police van and sped off around 8pm on Saturday.

The car was then spotted on the Princes Freeway at 8.40pm, the two occupants tried to refuel the vehicle but were unsuccessful and dumped it at Venus Place in Cranbourne.

While fleeing on foot the police called on the dog squad which assisted in arresting one of the men.

A 19-year-old is being treated in hospital with a dog bite, he remains under police guard.

A second person is still on the run.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

MML
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