A MOTORCYCLIST has crashed following a high-speed pursuit through the Port Stephens area.
Highway patrol officers began pursuing the motorbike at about 11.35am near Fern Bay.
The pursuit continued for several minutes at high speed before the rider crashed on Masonite Road, Heatherbrae.
Masonite Road at Heatherbrae is closed east of the Pacific Highway roundabout. The Westpac rescue helicopter is at the scene.
Full details in tomorrow’s Newcastle Herald.