Man pleads guilty over carjacking

Tim EdmundsAlbany Advertiser
The Nissan Navara which was recovered in McKail.
Camera IconThe Nissan Navara which was recovered in McKail. Credit: Tim Edmunds

An Albany man has pleaded guilty to a string of charges after leading police on a dangerous high-speed pursuit after a carjacking last month.

Mathew Phillip Longmore admitted to 12 charges in Albany Magistrate’s Court last Thursday after stealing a Nissan Navara from a woman at Prior Street car wash on April 4 and evading police for four hours in two high-speed pursuits.

Mr Longmore originally faced seven charges including two counts each of reckless driving to escape police pursuit, failing to stop and driving without a licence and one count of stealing a motor vehicle and driving recklessly.

But in court last week, five new charges of failing to stop after damaging property stemming from the pursuit were added. His defence lawyer requested psychiatric and pre-sentence reports before he is sentenced on July 12.

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