Manhunt on high-speed police chase

A police spokesman said Luke, Dunkerton, 32, and Shandelle Newton, 32, were already of interest to the police, if they were discovered about 9: 30 a.m. on the Stuart Highway, about 5 km from Darwin.

The maroon Toyota Corolla drove, she was tagged by the police and identified as stolen.

A chase followed, in which the car speeding over 110km/h was clocked in a 70km/h zone and red light running.

Police officers to a public housing block from the Shiers road on the way from the Leprechaun Resort on the Stuart hwy on Friday morning for the search for several suspects who have fled their vehicle following a police chase. Image: Justin Kennedy

“The tire deflation has been released the device, they ran on the outgoing track to the Stuart Highway, to (a) a red light,” said the police spokesman.

“It was a bit of a persecution — that is why they are in the deployment of tire deflation devices — so you have to get them with the spike-strip, and once they are gone, they jumped-and four-legged.”

Police investigate the crashed vehicle behind pickles auction house suspected in Winnellie to the search for The Leprechaun Resort on the Stuart hwy on a Friday morning for several that fled their vehicle following a police chase. Image: Justin Kennedy

The vehicle came to rest, crashing into a car, the yard fence behind a cucumber-auctions warehouse in Winnellie.

The pair then made their way to the nearby Leprechaun Resort on the Stuart Highway.

Police surrounded the area for a number of hours, with more than a dozen emergency vehicles of the police placed, the climbed over the motorway and the surrounding roads, as the official over the fence and made their way to the resort, the roof on the search for the pair.

“(The police) have it included quite a lot of, we believe, they are still there, and the dog … you’ve got him,” the spokesman said at the time.

“Dogs are very good — they are used in this type of situation, because you can find people much better than humans can.”

NT police canine unit to a public housing block from the Shiers road on the way from the Leprechaun Resort on the Stuart hwy on Friday morning for the search for several suspects who have fled their vehicle following a police chase. Image: Justin Kennedy

Police, however, were not able to find the pair and searched the surrounding streets, including a Commission housing pedestrian street in The Narrows. The couple had arrest warrants and now also wanted for traffic violations and the questioning about the stolen vehicle.

The police said that nothing suggested that the pair were dangerous, but more cars are stolen could be.

NT police are asking for anyone who knows of their whereabouts or any other information, to come forward or contact Crime Stoppers.