Police nab two men who jumped off Byangum Bridge after random stop


UPDATE: Tweed Police have caught two men that led them on a wild chase around Bray Park this morning, after a random police intercept on Kyogle Road near Byangum Bridge.

A Duty Officer at Tweed Heads Police Station told The Weekly that both men had jumped off the Byangum Bridge to evade police, but were tracked down a short time later.

One man was believed to have sustained injuries after he was caught by a police dog unit. He is now under police watch at the Murwillumbah Hospital receiving treatment.

The other man was conveyed to Tweed Heads Police Station. Both men were assisting police with their investigation, however the Duty Officer said no charges had been made at the time (2.41pm).

It was unknown why the men jumped off the bridge and the Duty Officer noted that the incident was triggered by a random stop of the Toyota Camry at about 11.40am and neither man was being tracked or investigated prior to being pulled over.



TWEED POLICE are currently in pursuit of a man who is believed to have jumped off Byangum Bridge to evade officers outside of Bray Park at about 11.40am today (Tuesday, June 27)

While details are limited as to why the car was being pursued, Police said a local operation was underway.

Officers had pursued the white Toyota Camry which is believed to have two occupants and attempted to pull the car over.

It is believed the car came to a stop on the bridge when one man has jumped over the side and police are in pursuit.

A police helicopter is scouring the area around Hundred Hills.