Three arrested after car rams police vehicle at Canley Vale

Three men will appear in court today, charged with a number of offences after a police car was rammed in Canley Vale on Thursday.

About 10am (November 21), officers attached to Fairfield City Police Area Command observed a blue BMW Sedan, with alleged stolen number plates, parked on the grass kerb on Palmerston Street.

The driver of the vehicle allegedly had his face covered with a balaclava, while the two occupants were also allegedly wearing hoods to conceal their faces.

As police approached the vehicle, the driver accelerated from the kerb and drove towards Canley Vale Road, before turning into Sackville Street and then onto the wrong side of Freeman Avenue.

Police observed the vehicle driving towards them on Freeman Avenue before the BMW collided with both the police car and a parked, green Toyota Camry.

The two male passengers, aged 24 and 25, fled from the car, and after a short foot pursuit, were arrested in a nearby car park in Canley Vale. The 24-year-old driver was arrested at the scene.

All three men were taken to Fairfield Police Station.

The two passengers, from Yagoona, were charged with being carried in a conveyance taken without consent of owner. They were refused bail to appear at Fairfield court today (November 22).

The driver, from Chester Hill, was charged with being armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, driving a conveyance taken without consent of owner, stealing a motor vehicle, driving recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, using an offensive weapon in company to prevent detention and unlawfully possessing a thing that resembles a number plate.

He was also refused bail to appear at the same court today.