A man is due to face court today accused of leading police on an early morning pursuit through several New Lambton streets on a stolen motorbike.

Officers noticed the Kawasaki without lights or a number plate being ridden erratically just before 12.30am on Monday.

Police say the bike was seen travelling at high speed towards Waratah, stopping briefly before heading through a red light at the intersection of Griffiths and Turton Roads before being involved in a minor collision with a police car.

The rider, a 24-year-old man from Weston was arrested in Moate Street after a short foot pursuit.

It’s alleged he was also in possession of a silver replica plastic pistol which had been modified to make it look real.

The man was arrested in Moate Street Waratah

The silver pistol allegedly found in the man’s backpack