A Sydney teen will remain behind bars for at least another week after an incident in which he and another boy jumped a fence and fell over a cliff while allegedly evading police.
The 17-year-olds were allegedly riding stolen motorbikes on Toxteth Road in Glebe early on Thursday when officers asked them to stop for a random breath test.
Police say the pair briefly accelerated before jumping off the bikes, running to the end of the cul-de-sac on Toxteth Road and climbing over the fence.
However, there was a 10-metre cliff face on the other side.
One teen fell to the park below, suffered serious head injuries and was taken to hospital for surgery. He is yet to be charged.
The other fell two metres to a rock ledge and suffered minor injuries. He was treated by paramedics and taken to Newtown Police Station, where he was charged with numerous vehicle offences, driving without a licence, failing to stop for police and breaching bail.
He appeared on Friday in a NSW children’s court, where his bail application was refused. His case will return to the same court on January 22.
NSW Police Acting Assistant Commissioner Stacey Maloney on Thursday said both teens were from western Sydney and not Glebe residents.
The motorbike reported stolen was from southwest Sydney’s Leumeah.
Ms Maloney also defended the officers’ conduct, saying they acted appropriately in pursuing the teens after they took off on the motorbikes.
The incident will be subject to a review.