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Manhunt underway for driver that zoomed through Devonport streets during police chase

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The silver Ford Falcon was reportedly seen "driving in a dangerous manner" on the Bass Highway at Sassafras around 3pm on Saturday. Image / Supplied

The driver of a car that was reportedly seen driving dangerously down the Bass Highway before allegedly leading police on a chase through residential Devonport streets remains on the run.

The incident involving a silver Ford Falcon began on the Bass Highway at Sassafras around 3pm on Saturday.


Police say officers detected the vehicle a short time later when the driver failed to stop for police on Middle Road in Devonport.

CCTV footage from a home along the evade route captured the sound of the Falcon screeching around a corner at high speeds, with a police vehicle following behind doing the same.

A police vehicle followed closely behind the Falcon during the incident. Image / Supplied

A large scale search operation involving police resources and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was launched, however when the vehicle was located it was found abandoned in nearby bushland.

“Police are seeking witnesses who observed or captured the vehicle driving in the greater-Devonport area, or anyone who may be able assist with our investigation,” police said.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at, referencing OR735311. Information can be provided anonymously.”

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