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Joyriders take a fence

A car ploughed through a fence on Cameron Cres on Tuesday. PHOTO/MARY ARGUE

A joyride in a stolen car ended in a Masterton fence and custody for the fleeing offenders, who were picked up by police moments after on Tuesday.

A resident of the Church St property said she was shaken awake by the noise of the crash at about 11.30am.

Despite the flattened fence, she said it was lucky the damage was not more severe. The crashed car had narrowly missed her
partner’s parked vehicle.

The white Toyota Sedan appeared to have lost control near Cameron Cres, mounting the kerb, ploughing through the fence and uprooting a tree.

The car came to a stop in the trunk of a second tree. It had a damaged front bumper and two flat tyres.

A neighbour said he heard the car tearing along Church St before the collision.

“You could hear the screeching, then next thing – boom.

“It was a bloody big bang.”

The neighbour said a woman on a mobility scooter was on the pavement just 10 metres from where the car crashed.

He did not see the drivers, but another resident had seen two youths getting into a police car shortly after.

Two police vehicles attended the crash, managing traffic for about half an hour while a tow truck removed the car from the fence.

A police officer at the scene confirmed the car had been reported stolen and was not from the Masterton area.

He said nobody was injured in the crash, and police had apprehended two youths fleeing the scene on foot.

The pair were taken into police custody a few blocks from the crash.

It was unconfirmed whether any charges would be laid.

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