New England Police District investigators appeal for information after police car rammed in Moree

Investigators are appealing for information from the public after a police vehicle was rammed in Moree during the early hours of Wednesday morning.

At about 1am on Wednesday, June 12, officers from New England Police District were travelling south on Frome Street, Moree in a marked police vehicle, when a Toyota Rav4, believed to be stolen, began to travel closely behind, driving erratically and shining a bright light into the rear of the vehicle.

When police attempted to turn right into a carpark, the Rav4 purposefully rammed the rear right corner of the police vehicle, causing it to spin 180 degrees and end up on the opposite side of the road.

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The Rav4 then fled the scene south on Frome Street. The two officers in the vehicle were uninjured.

At 1.30am, the Rav4 was found on fire in a vacant block on Delander Street, Moree.

New England Police District Inspector Cheryl Day said police are urging anyone with information regarding the stolen vehicle to come forward.

"We are calling for community members who may be aware of the people involved to come forward," she said.

Anyone with information regarding either incident is urged to contact Moree Police Station on (02) 6757 0799 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.