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Bats assist in police pursuit

At about 8.50am this morning Friday, 12 January, police attempted to arrest a 49-year-old man at a residence in Balgowlah, by virtue of an outstanding warrant related to malicious damage offences.

When officers attached to Northern Beaches Police Area Command arrived the man allegedly ran from police leading to a foot pursuit through homes near Pitt Street, Balgowlah.

The man was arrested nearby with assistance from specialist officers attached to Polair (the police helicopter) and the Dog Unit.

A man is arrested near Burnt Bridge Creek.

Witnesses say the man’s location was also given away by disturbed bats flying out of their camp in the trees along Burnt Bridge Creek.

One reader lamented their fence was destroyed in the chase, while another observed an undercover officer was drenched in the pursuit as he crossed into the creek.

The arrested man was taken to Manly Police Station where inquiries are continuing.

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