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Police injured in west Belfast after 'stolen' car driven at them

The police car was damaged in the incident, which also left a number of officers with minor injuries.
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Police in west Belfast are appealling for witnesses after a stolen car was driven directly into them injuring officers.

The police car was damaged in the incident, which also left a number of officers with minor injuries.

The driver of the black Audi A1 made off on foot and was pursued by police. He escaped.

It happened in the Albert Street area of the city in the early hours of Tuesday.

Officers were responding to reports of the Audi being driven erratically. They now believe it was stolen shortly beforehand in Newtownabbey.

Sergeant David Mahood said : “The car had been previously stolen in a creeper-style burglary in the Enniskeen Avenue area of Newtownabbey...

“When police arrived at the scene, the car was driven directly at our vehicle, causing damage and also minor injuries to a number of officers...

“We are appealing to anyone who has information that could help our investigation to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 90 of 6/6/17.
 

 

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