Five children, youngest aged 12, charged after high-speed police chase through Brisbane

| 23.09,19. 04:33 AM |

Five children, youngest aged 12, charged after high-speed police chase through Brisbane

The Ford Escape had been stolen earlier in the evening. (9NEWS)

Five children, aged between 12 and 17, have been charged after a dangerous high-speed car chase through Brisbane.

Police say they stole a Ford Escape and were seen travelling at speeds over 100 km/h through the city's Bayside.

The youngest of the group is a 12-year-old girl.

Road spikes were deployed successfully not once but twice, but it did little to slow the vehicle, which continued its rampage for several kilometres on blown out tyres.

Some locals were woken up by the noise around midnight.

"I think it's quite frightening that kids of that age are out in the middle of the night on their own," one local, Kate Robinson, told 9NEWS.

More than a dozen police cars and PolAir were used in the pursuit.

"A lot of lights, a lot of cops and the car that had pulled up," another disturbed witness said.

All five youths were arrested and charged but have now been released on bail.

Police are investigating if these youths are part of the Northside gang, a group who boast about stealing luxury cars on social media.


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