Three teenagers are expected to face the Children’s Court after a pursuit in an allegedly stolen car through Newcastle.

Officers began pursuing a Subaru Impreza on Charlestown Road at Charlestown at about 1.20am on Sunday morning, but called off the chase when the car crossed to the wrong side of the road on Lookout Road near the John Hunter Hospital.

The car was found dumped a short time later in Grainger Street, Lambton.

A police dog found the trio hiding behind a backyard shed.

A 16-year-old boy and his two passengers aged 15 were arrested and charged with multiple offences.