Police arrest teen for motorcycle incident

A TEENAGER has been charged after a police officer was allegedly struck by a motorcycle in Orange earlier this week.

Officers attached to Canobolas Local Area Command were patrolling Springfield Place just before 11am on Thursday, when they attempted to stop a motorcycle.

Police say the off-road bike was travelling in the pedestrian laneway when he rider failed to stop before accelerating and hitting one of the officers.

As a result of the collision, the motorcycle crashed and the rider ran from the scene.

The male constable was taken to Orange Base Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

Police launched an investigation into the incident and, following information received from the public, attended a home on Carlton Road about 10.45am on Saturday. 

A 15-year-old boy was arrested at the home and taken to Orange Police Station, where he was charged with use offensive weapon to prevent lawful apprehension; rider not wearing helmet; being an unlicensed rider; and ride unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

He was also charged with property-related offences.

He’s been refused bail to appear at a children’s court today.

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