Trail bike rider under police guard after high-speed chase

A 32-year-old man riding an unregistered trail bike led police on a pursuit through Wollongong’s northern suburbs on Tuesday night.

Police initiated the pursuit after seeing the man riding a bike with no number plate  on Corrimal Street, North Wollongong, about 10.45pm.

The man then took off, leading police through the suburbs until they caught up with him at Birch Crescent, East Corrimal.

Police said the man  abandoned the bike and continued fleeing on foot. 

‘‘He  jumped a number of fences and was arrested at the rear of a property in Birch Crescent,’’ police said.

The man was subjected to a random breath test, then taken to Wollongong Hospital for assessment, where he remained on Wednesday under police guard.