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Teenager due in court over stolen car chase through Belfast

One of the cars recovered in the Divis area of west Belfast on Friday

A TEENAGER is due in court on Monday charged with a series of motoring offences after two stolen cars were pursued by police through Belfast on Friday.

Both vehicles, which were taken from the Cregagh area of east Belfast shortly before 9am on Friday, were eventually recovered in the Divis area of west Belfast.

The PSNI's auto crime team intercepted both cars on Tates Avenue in south Belfast, following them onto the Donegall Road, where both vehicles made off, triggering the pursuit.

A police car was struck by one of the stolen cars in the Sandy Row area during the chase.

The pursuit continued into the Divis area of west Belfast, where both vehicles were abandoned.

A 17-year-old male was later charged with a number of offences, including aggravated vehicle taking. He's due to appear before Belfast youth court this morning (Monday), where the charges will be reviewd by the Public Prosecution Service.

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