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Townsville teens’ road rampage leaves police officer with spinal injuries amid ‘astounding’ spike in car thefts – ABC News

A group of youths who allegedly tried to ram police vehicles in a stolen four-wheel-drive during an hours-long road rampage in Townsville are taken into custody….

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A group of youths who allegedly tried to ram police vehicles in a stolen four-wheel-drive during an hours-long road rampage in Townsville have been taken into custody.
Key points:

  • Six youths are arrested after leading an hours-long road rampage through Townsville in a stolen 4WD
  • Vehicle theft has fallen nationwide by 5 per cent in the past four years but risen in Queensland by 48 per cent
  • Two officers have suffered head, back and spinal injuries after losing control of their vehicle

The six children,…

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