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Shots fired: Helicopter flying farmer leads police in 400km pursuit

A farmer jumped in his helicopter and helped police track a couple who allegedly hit a police vehicle with a stolen car and fired shots at officers on the NSW-Queensland border.

Early Thursday morning police initiated a pursuit of a couple who allegedly drove into the front of a police vehicle in Mungindi.

A local farmer took to the sky in his helicopter and helped police track the car’s movements.

A shot was allegedly fired at a police vehicle during the 400-kilometre chase before the car reportedly ran out of petrol near Tenterfield.

A 28-year-old man and 27-year-old woman were arrested and charged with dangerous driving, possessing a prohibited firearm and driving whilst disqualified.

Both were refused bail and will appear in court today.

New England Police have thanked the local farmer for his help.

Alan Jones commends the work of all involved.

“How good are our farmers?!”

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