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Six teens charged over alleged car theft



Five boys and a girl have been charged after an allegedly stolen 4WD was driven from Townsville to Cairns yesterday.

Shortly after midday, officers successfully deployed a tyre deflation device on the Bruce Highway at Babinda north of Howard Kennedy Drive.

Five boys, aged 13, 14 and 15, and a 13-year-old girl were arrested a short time later, after fleeing the damaged Mitsubishi Pajero.

All have been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and burglary offences and refused police bail to appear in the Cairns Childrens Court.

Police believe the vehicle was stolen from a Campion Circuit address in Kirwan sometime between 2.30pm on Saturday and early yesterday morning.