A man will face court today following an alleged domestic violence incident at Collaroy.

Around 3.00pm yesterday afternoon (Friday, 29 March), NSW Police were called to a home at Hay Street, Collaroy, following an alleged domestic violence related incident.

Griffith Park, Long Reef

Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command attended the residential property, but the man allegedly involved had already left the scene.

Police were called back to the home around 5.30pm, following reports the man had since returned. However, when officers approached the man in a nearby vehicle, it is alleged he fled on foot into Long Reef Golf Course.

Parked cars for sale at Pittwater Road, Collaroy

A manhunt ensued and with the assistance of the Dog Unit and Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter, officers were able to canvass the surrounding area, including cars parked along Pittwater Road.

Long Reef cliff rescue

Around 6.45pm, police found the 50-year-old man hiding in bushes and arrested him at the scene. The man was then taken to Northern Beaches Hospital for further assessment.

During a police search of the vehicle the man had fled from, officers seized numerous items, including identification cards, floor rugs, electric devices, keys and hand tools — all alleged to have been stolen.

Manly Police Station

The man was later taken to Manly Police Station where he was charged with four counts of goods in personal custody suspected being stolen, false representation resulting in police investigation, contravene prohibition/ restriction in AVO (domestic), destroy or damage property (DV), drive motor vehicle while licence suspended, use unregistered motor vehicle on road, use vehicle with unauthorised numberplate affixed, and use vehicle displaying misleading etc numberplate.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Saturday, 30 March 2024).

Images: Northern Beaches Advocate (file)

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